I was reminded the other day how much we are affected by our own perspectives, backgrounds and environment. I’d like to think I’m a person who can see beyond what someone looks like, but clearly my own biases have an impact on what I see and immediately think. Anyone who tells you they don’t see race,… Continue reading Our Differences Are What Make Us Alike
When I was in my teens I watched a movie that made me think about male/ female roles. It was about a former beauty queen who wanted to be taken seriously as a journalist. At 5 ft 8 inches tall with a voluptuous figure, she had trouble getting people to move past her looks. She… Continue reading Walk A Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes
Weight is such an integral part of who we are and how we see ourselves. But remembering that it's not all we are, is imperative. Body image is how we see our own specific physique and sexuality. It's a compilation of memories, experiences, assumptions, attitudes towards height, shape and weight and comparisons to others. It's the mental image… Continue reading What Is Body Image?
Awareness of our sexuality starts amazingly young and the differences between genders becomes apparent at an early age. By the time my daughter was about 2 1/2 years old, she started showing an interest in getting rid of her diapers and moving onto the big kid phase, the pull ups, and ultimately, underwear. But in… Continue reading Thought of the Day: Embracing Our Differences