August 30, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change
For some women, reinventing themselves is about survival; for others, it’s about new beginnings. For Cherokee Black, a former model who left the industry to take care of an ill sister and is now returning decades later, reinvention is “a regular occurrence” in her life. For her, “reinvention” means “to transform with grace.”Read More »
August 29, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change
Oscar-worthy films for the fall; women journalists in war zones; Instagramming your world; Women’s Equality Day; and an experiment in avoiding mirrors for a month.Read More »
August 28, 2012 by Deborah Harkins
Ah, the sheer pleasure of taking off a bad bra! Fitters at these shops stand ready (without tape measure) ensure that you’ll never have to buy a bad one again.Read More »
August 28, 2012 by Roz Warren
Nowadays, sizes are all over the place. In one store, I’m a Size 6. Down the block, I’m an 8. In the course of a single shopping trip, I can go from Small to Medium to Large. In each new store, when a saleswoman asks, “What size are you?” I respond, “I have no idea. You tell me.”Read More »
August 2, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change
Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about his HBO documentary, “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now,” which explores cultural perceptions of age and beauty over the past few decades through the lens of past supermodels.Read More »
Wednesday Five: Hearten Up! Bracing Reports on All Fronts, Including a Shoutout to Singles and a Jab at the Beauty Myth
July 11, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change
This week’s blogs celebrated a 14-year-old’s successful petition against impossible beauty standards; provided a defense of Singledom; took a judicious look at “having it all”; and extolled the joys of creativity and compassion.Read More »
July 5, 2012 by Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
A weight-loss plateau: It’s a very scary, very real scenario. But before you decide to totally surrender to the fact that the scale may never move again, ponder the advice nutritionist Keri Gans gives her patients.Read More »
June 23, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change
Back in the bad old days, as Perry Barber’s post on Title IX notes, girls and women were assumed to be too frail for (or uninterested in) strenuous sports. Long-distance running? “Very questionable . . . an arduous sport would give you big legs, a mustache, hair on your chest, and your uterus would fall out,” Kathrine Switzer, who dared to enter the all-male Boston Marathon in 1969, declares scornfully.Read More »
May 26, 2012 by Shelley Singer
February 18, 2012 by Mary Ann Smorra
By Mary Ann Smorra
Argentine tango is the scat of a jazz song—the notes floating over and under the composer’s initial offering. Improvisation!Read More »
February 7, 2012 by Patricia Allen
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
What’s going on? How can find out if I am at risk? If I am, can I get someone to pay for the removal of my implants?Read More »
December 9, 2011 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia Ford, Ph.D.
For some, dating through a device is often preferable to face time. But for the rest of us, connecting this way can still be still a awkward, unsettling, and confusing.Read More »
December 8, 2011 by Agnes Krup
By Agnes Krup
Last August, some 40 hours before reporting to Mount Sinai Hospital for my surgery, I went to Lowe’s and bought a power drill.Read More »
December 1, 2011 by Tish Jett
By Tish Jett
What we sometimes forget is that beauty, style, sensuality, generosity, wit, and charm have no expiration dates. We must learn to believe this and act accordingly.Read More »
November 19, 2011 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Hilda Hutcherson, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M. D. and Hilda Hutcherson, M. D.
In their last conversation, Dr. Pat and Dr. Hilda opened the toy box. Here, the sex-toy discussion moves on to solo pleasures and gets down to basics: how much vibration, where, and how.Read More »