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Choosing Strength Over Skinny: My Favorite Magazine Covers

Whenever I pass the magazine racks in the grocery store or bookstore, there's at least one women's magazine with some scantily-dressed young woman (usually white and blonde) on the cover. The pose … [Read more...]

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ABC, NBC Refuse to Air Lane Bryant’s #ThisBody TV Commercial

Spotted this trending on Facebook today: According to TMZ.com, the celebrity gossip website, ABC and NBC refuse to air retailer Lane Bryant's new #ThisBody commercial because the spot (shown above) … [Read more...]

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Encourage Others, Encourage Yourself

Insert yourself in this photo. Yes, you can ride a bike no matter your physical size or age. If you need it, I give you permission. Let's get out there and ride! … [Read more...]

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Yoga: It’s for Every Body

  Back when I was going to a yoga class at my local gym, I was often one of the, um, "full-bodied" women in class. Because I lacked flexibility and the necessary strength to hold a pose … [Read more...]

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Age & Swimsuits: Double Standards for Women

In early July, Madelyn Sheaffer said she was told to cover up or leave by staff at Adventure Oasis in Independence, Missouri. They apparently thought her bikini revealed too much skin, though younger … [Read more...]