If I Benched 180lbs, Would that Make Me a Man?

If I benched 180lbs, would that make me a man? If you could see a six pack through my shirt, would that make me a man? Would I be a man if I had bigger biceps, stronger calf muscles, broader shoulders? What if I were six feet tall? If I could throw back twenty beers […]

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A Response to the Critics…

The criticism I’ve received from Libero Network’s #StopFitspiration Movement has not been easy for me to digest. For months I have sat on all of the comments, unsure what to do, what to make of them, or whether or not to respond. But I’ve found my voice now, and this is what I have to say: […]

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The ‘Ethics’ of Photoshop

Here’s a paper I wrote in February 2012 for my Computing for Communications class on Photoshop and ethical boundaries. The use of Photoshop to edit and ‘enhance’ images is controversial to say the least. As activists hold a magnifying glass (sometimes literally) against these images in order to investigate how and to what extent reality […]

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“Being Loved in the Present”

I came across this today while skimming through an old Geneen Roth book (“When Food is Love”) and it seemed worthy of sharing… Being loved in the present brings up all the ways in which we were not loved in the past. No amount of love in the present, not a single person, not ten […]

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