This is what our inner voices ought to be telling us when we look in a mirror! The person who looks back at you has worth well beyond how their hair is lying, whether they have a pimple or an age spot - look beyond those things when you look at yourself!
I challenge everyone who reads this to tell themselves one positive thing each time they look in a mirror today!
I love Roxy ‘n Dukes! In fact I run a once a month Belly Dance show with a workshop before hand there - Called “Belly Dance Night at Roxy ‘n Dukes” Our facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/bellydanceroxyanddukes and our website for long range planning is here: http://www.bellydanceroxydukes.webs.com/
I also teach belly dance in Highland Park - you can find information about that on my website: http://www.miriamnj.com/
If you come to a show please make sure to introduce yourself!
Had the pleasure of being asked to dance at Jim Boz’s new CD release party — music, costuming all outside my usual box - SO much fun!
A new study contributes to the scant literature available on belly dancing. Belly dancers have fewer hang-ups about their bodies.
It’s only one itty bitty survey study - certainly not “solid scientific evidence” but it certainly correlates with my personal experiences!
The worst thing that can happen to an attractive woman is not a car accident or getting fired or even losing a loved one — it’s getting fat. At least that’s what the team behind the beloved cartoon Scooby-Doo seems to think. In the new Scooby-Doo…
What the??? Seriously? Sure, let’s teach kids that being a size 8 is a curse, THEN let’s portray a size 8 as visually 4x the size of the other characters so children are sure that being a size 8 is something horribly extreme.
According to the Huffington Post article Warner Brothers has actually spoken up about it - they defend their choice by saying that each of the characters is cursed to lose the thing that is most important to them, and that for Daphne it’s her looks saying: “Daphne loses her good looks (mainly her figure and her hair).” -so why didn’t she lose some of her hair and get covered in pox, or become hairy and wrinkly, or grow scales… or any of a huge number of other things that would have compromised her looks? Instead they have made the specific choice to equate larger size with unattractive.
And that’s the key here Warner Brothers, what you’ve chosen to do doesn’t teach children that “looks don’t matter”, it actively reinforces the fat-shaming that is already so embedded in our culture that record numbers of young women and men are developing eating disorders.
Oh, and by the way Warner Brothers, you’re wrong, larger size women can be and often are beautiful.
Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The “Expose” project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent. (Some images below may be considered NSFW.) Blogger and activist Jes Bak…
This is an amazing project - I’d love to see more like this!
My niece asked for a coloring sheet featuring a big beautiful woman, and… “Light Bulb!” The Body…
What a beautiful idea this is - there’s an opportunity to help fund it too!
A film that explores a woman’s journey up through the ranks of dance competitions to make it as a…
I really hope this happens - I have a huge amount of respect for Ragen and I would totally go see this.
JCPenney has become the latest retailer to use mannequins that are more like real people. But instead of just using ones that are average or plus-size instead of model skinny, JCPenney’s
Congratulations JC Penny - this looks to be a phenomenal step in the right direction.
Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image. I opened my eyes and looked very caref…