Body Image

(Video) Poet shares complex personal experience with eating disorders

Tuesday, August 23, 2016In Western societies, it’s hard for girls and women to avoid weight-related insecurity. Media, magazines, popular culture all idolize body images that are often unhealthy, and tell girls that their worth is linked to their appearance. It’s no wonder then,…

(Video) Cara Reedy attributes her resilience to being a “female, black, little person” in an unaccommodating society

Monday, July 18, 2016Cara Reedy is an actor, writer, comedian, and blogger with achondroplastic dwarfism. She partnered with Digg to create the video below, called The Gift of Being Different, to discuss her experiences and share her insights. Reedy explains that as an…

Model with disability breaks barriers in the UK

Friday, April 15, 2016The modeling industry is constantly evolving and, some argue, in need of major change. We’ve talked before about the lack of accessibility in the modeling world and the work being done by several different individuals to initiate change. Katie Knowles…

(Video) Woman responds to extreme cyber bullying with TedTalk, documentary, and legislative advocacy

Thursday, November 5, 2015Children, and society in general, can be cruel to those who seem ‘different’ or operate outside of the status quo. Lizzie Velasquez knows this fact exceptionally well. Growing up, Velasquez endured bullying and discrimination from her peers as a reaction…

It’s time to stop fighting disability and start fighting society

Friday, October 23, 2015
Karin Hitselberger will never “fight her disability”
Often, when mainstream society considers people with disabilities, it is with a combination of pity and admiration. Pity for having their disability, and admiration for living with it. Few outside of the disability…

(Video) Dating with a disability: advice for people with disabilities entering the world of romance

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Need some dating advice?
Almost everyone knows the feeling of uncertainty, fear, and excitement triggered by the chance to spend time or go on a date with someone you are interested in. The heart-pounding when you see your crush walk…