Confidence vs. Pride

I was recently asked by Arielle Lee Bair to write a guest post for her blog on Confidence. Here it is: “Self-love lies as the ground of love; but the paradoxical passion of self-love when at its highest pitch wills precisely its own downfall.” -Søren Kierkegaard Pride: “A high or inordinate opinion of one’s own […]

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Just Because I Wear Makeup, that Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Like Myself

Today’s post is on Beauty – the physical kind, that is! And why you can love yourself and still wear a lot of makeup. Remember, makeup, like any other form of creativity, is an expression of self – and can be a positive thing, so long as one’s motives remain positive and uplifting, and not […]

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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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