BodiMojo makes health cool for teens

I’m so pleased to be able to write another story about an online tool taking positive action about body image. BodiMojo is an online health and wellness community for teenagers, covering many common issues faced by girls and boys aged 13-17 years old. It contains a wealth of information and interactive tools directed at teenagers,… Continue Reading →

Is Demi Lovato sending mixed messages with bikini tweet?

Alrighty, how’s this for mixed message of the week?   Disney darling Demi Lovato made headlines earlier this year for entering a treatment center to cope with undisclosed issues that many speculated included cutting and disordered eating. In an effort to demonstrate her newly-found confidence, Demi took to Twitter on Monday and posted a shot… Continue Reading →

Use your purse to be an activist

Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve. About-Face reader Daniela Caruso wears her brain on her purse. She lets the world know how she feels about the media’s manipulation of women by shouting it out on her handbag. She encourages you to do the same. My purse-billboard activism demonstrates what we already know to be… Continue Reading →

The royal body in the public eye

Even royals are subjected to body talk. As an Australian with an Irish husband, living in the U.S., and with friends all over the world, I was exposed to many various opinions about the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Some of these opinions were quite emotional, drawn from the political history… Continue Reading →

Mirror, mirror…OFF the wall

Imagine a year without a mirror.   Now imagine surviving several months of that year trying to plan your wedding. Nightmare? Or sweet relief? About-Face Program Evaluation Consultant Kjerstin Gruys is making it her mission to survive 365 mirror-free days. Read an excerpt from her blog below, and check out the rest at http://mirrormirroroffthewall.blogspot.com/. The… Continue Reading →

Change a bathroom scale, change a life: Event on May 6.

You are invited to join us on Friday May 6 in San Francisco to make Yay! Scales™! The fabulous Ms. Marilyn Wann, author of the book Fat!So? and Activist Extraordinaire, will teach us how to “hack” our scales to transform them into tools of empowerment. You will walk away with your very own Yay! Scale…. Continue Reading →