I moved to New York a little over one month ago. So far, I love my job, I like my apartment, I enjoy the food and, despite the many warnings I received prior, I have already made some very, very snazzy friends. In all honesty, the only thing that has been really stressful is the deep and unsettling feeling that I am not pretty enough to live here. More
Topic: Outer beauty
The first time I began to suspect that a certain kind of leg runs in my family, I was about 13. More
For twenty-one years I have sported an odd looking scar on my right arm, halfway between my elbow and my shoulder. More
First of all, I think the New York Times is copying us. More
Not that I don’t love my God-given T & A but my favorite parts of my body are those that reflect what I’ve cultivated rather than what I was born with: my muscles. More
I’m doing this Dukan Diet thing where you’re supposed to eat as much protein as possible for five days. You also get a little fiber. I’m on day three, and it’s really hard to stick to. More
8am: A soft-boiled egg and orange juice. I love soft-boiled eggs. More
I’ve often thought that hadn’t it been for my mother telling me how everything about me was somehow wrong (resulting in bulimia and depression from ages 17 to 23 as well as the subsequent weight gain) I don’t think it … More
I remember the first time someone complimented my ass. More
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So, goodness, we’ve explored a lot a lot of different kinds of hunger this week. We’ve talked about being hungry for a year and hating our bodies. We’ve talked about drinking to stop eating. We’ve talked about struggling with bulimia and rejecting the obesity label. We’ve covered, or rather, you’ve covered, a ton of topics.
God, I’m depressed.
So let’s spend next week talking about what we like about our bodies.
I think Jamie is completely right that thin is the go-to compliment for women and there are a lot of other physical aspects about ourselves we can appreciate. I know it might seem a little kumbaya and not as smart-ass as we generally try to be, but it would be great if you would share what you love about yourself with us (as always, in 600-800 words). None of that “I’m beautiful on the inside” stuff, though. No. Only the shallow stuff. Tell us about how you love your breasts (even if you paid for them. Especially if you paid for them!) Your delightfully curvy belly. Your nose. If you’ve got a physical feature you like, we’re giving you free rein to brag about it. So reach out to us at Jennifer [at] thegloss.com or Ashley [at] thegloss.com.
Because we think you look pretty today. More