Topic: Body Image

Badass Blogger Rejects Shape Magazine’s Suggestion That She Cover Up Her Body To Fit Their Standards

Badass Blogger Rejects Shape Magazine's Suggestion That She Cover Up Her Body To Fit Their Standards

Last week, Shape magazine reached out to Brooke Birmingham, a blogger who documented her 170-pound weight loss on her site with the intention of featuring her as a success story in an upcoming issue. Birmingham was happy to oblige and sent in a photo, but was pretty irritated when Shape found her body to be lacking for their spread. More »

This MyDietCoach App Is Basically ThinSpo

This MyDietCoach App Is Basically ThinSpo

The other week when I was researching smartphone apps that can help you lose weight, I found some amazing resources like MyFitnessPal. Unfortunately, I also found an application that was so strange it made my jaw drop. Naturally, I downloaded it so I could investigate it further. It’s called MyDietCoach and it’s a wildly popular diet app geared at women; based on the aesthetic of the interface, it’s geared toward young women in particular. Many aspects of the application reminded me of pro-anorexia sites and harmful thinspo. More »