Topic: Maura Kelly

Exclusive: Crystal Renn and Paulina Porizkova Talk Blogging, Beauty, and Tyra Banks

Exclusive: Crystal Renn and Paulina Porizkova Talk Blogging, Beauty, and Tyra Banks

Yesterday, I attended a conference organized by Glamour magazine and held at New York’s 92nd Street Y. The conference was in honor of the 20th anniversary of Glamour’s Women Of the Year celebration, and the two panel discussions focused on work/life balance and body image, respectively. Among the panelists for the body image discussion were Crystal Renn, the plus-sized model who documented her experiences with body pressure in the modeling industry in the 2009 book Hungry, and Paulina Porizkova, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model turned writer. I was able to speak with both women briefly about some of their comments. More »

Marie Claire, Why Did You Write A Piece About Hating Fat People?

Marie Claire, Why Did You Write A Piece About Hating Fat People?

So, hey. How are things going? Is it nice where you are? Do they still have the sushi chef? How about the Orangina? Good news, our office rat problem is almost under control, and we haven’t found rodents in any of our purses in weeks!

Anyhow, Marie Claire editors, I figure you have all those things because you’re really good about knowing what articles to run, and don’t just sit around talking to Ashley about whether or not advertisers would be cool with you making a gallery about how to shoplift effectively (We want to call it “Fuck Department Stores: A Guide To Getting What You DESERVE. By the way, no, the advertisers aren’t cool with it). So, that article of Maura Kelly’s you ran about fat people entitled “Should Fatties Get A Room” because Maura Kelly hated seeing fat people… exist, basically… that was there for a really good reason, right?

Like, see, it’s this paragraph that has me confused. More »