Editor Pia Guerrero writes about director Kevin Smith being kicked off Southwest Airlines and how this action highlights the prejudicial industry standards around size. The petite Guerrero asks, “If I can’t fit comfortably into one of their seats how do these airway robbers expects others to?
What’s missing from the latest Vanity Fair cover featuring nine of Hollywood’s top actresses? How about Precious star Gabourey Sidibe or Zoe Saldana from Avatar? Did Vanity Fair intentionally omit women of color?
I posted an article about the very first transgender beauty pageant in India. Transgender folks are frequent targets of hate crimes. The pageant represents a positive step in the direction of respect and inclusion.
I wrote about the anticipation of Dove’s premiere ad for men that first aired during Super Bowl XLIV. After its release, I followed up with another post, Dove: Redefining Male Beauty where I pointed out what’s great about the ad. And where Dove can make improvements.
As muscularity’s become even more a symbol of “ideal” body image in advertising and entertainment, a University of Florida study shows that more and more men are choosing to alter their body image through quick fix methods like steroids rather than traditional exercise.
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I’m a versatile writer and editor comfortable working with a wide variety of subjects in English and Spanish. My preferred areas of focus are feminism, body image, and activism, but I have experience writing and editing in areas such as medicine, web design, the American justice system, literature, anthropology...