I Started a YouTube Channel!

Yep, I did it. My daughter and I have been shooting video with our GoPro for the last few days, playing with video editors, and decided to publish snippets of our weekly activities.… Read More I Started a YouTube Channel!

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My Monday Motivational Moment: Please Stop Telling Me To Smile!

Smile! Cheer up! You look soo serious. This simple statement command, usually from the same source, infuriates me. My wish list of smart comebacks include: -No, and don’t tell me what to do. -What are you, the f^cking smile police? -Mind your f^ing business. Or even better…I would, but I forgot my pearls, apron and… Read More My Monday Motivational Moment: Please Stop Telling Me To Smile!

Body Imperfect: Real Beauty and Anti-Eating Disorder Ads

My sister recently directed my attention to a 1998 ad campaign from The Body Shop showcasing “Ruby,” a pleasantly plump anti-Barbie, intended to challenge stereotypes of beauty. So rather than inundate you with my feminist rantings about how the beauty industry encourages low self-esteem, poor self-image and eating disorders among women…or how over-sexualized images of… Read More Body Imperfect: Real Beauty and Anti-Eating Disorder Ads