One of my classes was cancelled this afternoon because my poor teacher (of whom I adore) has swine flu :(. The extra free time, however, was very much appreciated. My magazine editing professor, Harriet Brown, is heading the BODYTALK Project, and today I made my contribution. "BODYTALK gives people a chance to record commentaries about their relationships with their bodies, appearances, food, eating, and weight."
"...because the more we talk about these feelings, the more shame and stigma will fall away." We're receiving bonus points for participation, but I am very interested regardless. I believe this entire thing is fabulous; we will achieve progress is through dialogue. I'll also have you know that I spoke for about five minutes straight, we'll see if anything gets chosen for NPR :).
I have certainly come along way and thus had a lot to say. At this point though, I think I've reached the ultimate: a healthy body image and healthy food choices. Research has shown that w