http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-koppelkam/body-image_b_3678534.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-koppelkam/body-image_b_3678534.html

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight. Here are some things you can say instead:

i remember my mother setting poor examples but she was not afraid to cook with butter.

i love bacon and butter and salt and chocolate and chips. she never said “don’t eat that. you’ll get fat” and for that, i thank her every. single. day.

she just chose to make comments on herself in front of me as well as comments about women / men on the telly.

I AM NOT A COSTUME

I AM NOT A COSTUME

so, as most of you have probably realised, it’s halloween.

this is my absolute favourite time of year. i enjoy it more than christmas, new years, easter, what have you. 

for me, it’s a time to become something you aren’t; undertake another persona, personality, character, etc and have fun with it! you can zombify, mumify your costume to make it spooky or you can dress up as sexu as you feel.

but be careful about your audience. this article is nice food for thought. make conscious, critical, well-thought out decisions.

http://nativeappropriations.com/2011/10/halloween-costume-shopping-a-sampling-of-the-racism-for-sale.html

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/ohio-university-students-hit-racist-halloween-costumes/

http://nativeappropriations.com/2010/04/but-why-cant-i-wear-a-hipster-headdress.html