Why are we encouraging body image issues via media?

Every now and then, I’ll check the Apple News app on my iPhone. I will be fully transparent and admit I don’t often check the news, mainly because for so long the only topic being covered was COVID-19, and also because it’s rather fucking depressing. But, because I feel a moral obligation to stay up-to-date … More Why are we encouraging body image issues via media?

Why do we continue to ignore male self-esteem issues?

It is arguable that when most of us hear the phrases ‘body image’ or ‘self-esteem’, our minds typically wander in the direction of fathoming women, or a woman. We associate issues with confidence and how we perceive our bodies predominately with the female sex because we have been socially conditioned to affiliate these problems with … More Why do we continue to ignore male self-esteem issues?

Beware of Andrew Tate

If you haven’t heard of Andrew Tate, consider yourself fortunate, in a sense. Simply put, he’s a misogynistic piece of shit who dedicates his social media platforms and influence to perpetuating messages that condone violence against and the hatred of women. As terrifying as his content is, what is even more terrifying is just how … More Beware of Andrew Tate

The time is now to do better for women’s health

It’s an issue that has been relevant, arguably, since the beginning of time; women’s health and a lack of concern and priority is nothing new, although, I do believe the issue itself is worsening in terms of severity as of late, specifically referencing the looming potential of The Supreme Court overturning the Roe versus Wade … More The time is now to do better for women’s health

Here’s why we need to stop subconsciously perpetuating toxic masculinity

Toxic masculinity, for anyone who perhaps hasn’t heard of it before, is a term used to describe social and cultural norms, often considered to be traditional, which have the ability to negatively impact all people. I think a lot of folks hear ‘toxic masculinity’ and assume that it is strictly affiliated with males, but this … More Here’s why we need to stop subconsciously perpetuating toxic masculinity

Is chivalry dead?

I’m willing to bet that some folks read the title of today’s post, said aloud to themselves, ‘yes,’ and carried on with their day without reading the entirety of this entry. To each their own; I’m not here to judge someone based on whether or not they took the time to read a post on … More Is chivalry dead?

America’s Next Top Model: a toxic portrayal

When I was younger, I was absolutely obsessed with the television series known as America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), created by the highly celebrated and recognized model Tyra Banks. By younger, I’m guesstimating I began watching this show when I was about 12 or so, which are important developmental years. I couldn’t get enough of … More America’s Next Top Model: a toxic portrayal

The reality of being a woman in the agricultural industry

If I really wanted, I could keep this post quite short and simply state that being a woman in the agricultural industry isn’t ideal. I could even be so bold to say, with complete honesty, it sucks. But, that would be a very generalizing description, and I think it may be more beneficial if I … More The reality of being a woman in the agricultural industry

Here’s why the Gabby Petito case is bigger than it seems

In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise of this post, Gabby Petito was a 22-year-old American caucasian woman who went missing back in August while travelling with her fiancé. Her remains were recently found and further confirmed, and her death has been ruled a homicide with her fiancé being a prime suspect. When news first … More Here’s why the Gabby Petito case is bigger than it seems

The importance of understanding the difference between assertion and aggression

Assertion, or being assertive, has, in my opinion, a rather negative connotation attached to it. And, really, I’ve never understood why this is, considering assertion does not typically coincide with aggression in any manner. Aggression, too, has a negative connotation attached to its meaning, but such connotation is a little more logical in terms of … More The importance of understanding the difference between assertion and aggression

Drawing attention to International Women’s Day

Although it was a couple of days ago, I wanted to write about International Women’s Day 2021 because I feel as though the celebration is worth discussing, still. Perhaps I am alone in my observations, but I saw a significant amount of attention and recognition for this particular event this year, more than I’ve ever … More Drawing attention to International Women’s Day

The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment

The day and age we find ourselves living in is a rather complicated and confusing one. Never before have we as a society been faced with such a likelihood of saying or doing something that has the potential to offend someone, and it can be difficult to distinguish what is socially acceptable and what isn’t … More The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment

Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

I think it is relatively safe to say that being a figure in the public eye comes with the knowledge and understanding that you will be subjected to public commentary. Whether you’re involved in politics, Hollywood, social media or really anything that involves publicizing your identity, it is no secret that your life is no … More This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

Stop making someone else’s weight your business

I’m willing to bet that a lot of us are seeing or hearing about Adele’s weight loss as of late. After posting an image to her Instagram account to celebrate her 30th birthday, there was a social media frenzy regarding the singers appearance in the photo. Her photo prompted an outpouring of comments, posts and … More Stop making someone else’s weight your business

Why are we encouraging body dysmorphia in a pandemic?

Eating disorders are a sincerely cruel form of mental illness. They toy with our thoughts and emotions and often times (speaking from experience) leave a lasting mark on those they happen to take hold of. Performing somewhat normally on a day-to-day basis while living with an eating disorder is no easy feat, let alone in … More Why are we encouraging body dysmorphia in a pandemic?