Archive for October, 2009

Take Action Against Fat Talk! »

From:  Seventeen Today, eating disorders are on the rise, especially among young college girls! While Fat Talk Free Week is doing its part to raise awareness on the risks and dangers posed by eating disorders and body image issues, it’s time for girls like you to step up and take a part in this initiative! […]

Tyra Banks puts America’s Next Top Model contestants Nicole Fox, Laura Kirkpatrick in blackface »

From: Just weeks after supermodel Lara Stone posed in blackface for French Vogue and an Australian sketch comedy group parodied the Jackson Five in blackface, models on the latest episode of Tyra Banks‘ America’s Next Top Model appeared in blackface for a photo shoot challenge. On Wednesday’s episode of “ANTM” cycle 13, Banks asked the […]

ATB Newsletter – - Kristen And Her Beloved Horse »

- KRISTEN AND HER BELOVED HORSE In the last issue, I shared with you how much I was moved by Kristen and her resolve. She’d lost her boyfriend to prison, was in the process of losing her horse and was on the tail end of treatment for an eating disorder. A lot of you felt […]

Does Your Mom Diet? If so, you’re more likely to have eating disorders! »

From:  Coventry Telegraph GIRLS whose mothers are on a diet are almost twice as likely to have a eating disorder, a poll of 500-plus teenagers by teen magazine Sugar found today. Many girls say their mother has the biggest influence on their own self-image and they feel damaged by the effects of their mum’s dieting […]

One Life To Live’s Melissa Archer Talks About Dealing With Pressure To Be Thin »

From Seventeen Magazine Seventeen chatted with One Life to Live star Melissa Archer, who is working with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to promote awareness. See what she has to say about pressures to be thin and staying healthy! She will be participating in the first NYC NEDA walk this Sunday, and it’s not […]

ATB News Letter – A Girl In Need And Her Horse »

Yesterday, I received this email and I must say, it almost brought me to tears. Over the last year, I’ve met thousands of girls and I continue to be amazed by their strength and resolve, especially considering the struggles that they face in this media driven society. I was so moved by this letter that […]

Eating Disorders Among Fashion Models Rising »

Written by:  Christian Nordqvist / Medical News Today Models seem to be suffering the brunt of the fashion industry’s obsession with size zero, according to a new study carried out by the Model Health Inquiry. The study indicates that as many as 40% of models may currently be suffering from some kind of eating disorder. […]

The wobbly bits that shook the world: The joyous support created by one model’s picture (flabby tummy and all) »

By Linda Kelsey / Mail Online At first glance it’s just the kind of playful picture your boyfriend might snap of you, caught unawares on a lazy Sunday morning. The subject looks glowing, happy, natural, totally at ease with her body and herself. But something is awry. Something that causes you to do a double-take. […]

Critics Lambaste Kids Book On Plastic Surgery »

Article by CBS News A new picture book for children about plastic surgery is causing an uproar in the United States. Florida plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer has written My Beautiful Mommy aimed at four- to seven-year-olds to help them understand what’s happening when their mother goes under the knife. Salzhauer, a father of four, said many of […]

Supermodel Lara Stone Poses in Blackface for French Vogue Photoshoot »

By Nicole Carter / NY Daily News French Vogue has gotten into some more haute controversy. This month’s issue of the fashion magazine features a photoshoot with white supermodel Lara Stone in blackface, according to No stranger to shocking shoots — it recently featured a faux-pregnant model smoking a cigarette— the magazine enlisted photographer Steven Klein to […]