Claire Mysko - author, speaker, consultant

“I’m Not Sure if This Counts as an Eating Disorder…”

May 9th, 2014 · No Comments

That line comes up way too often in my work. So here’s a piece I wrote about how our culture normalizes disordered eating and privileges some stories over others.

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What’s the link between social media and eating disorders?

March 11th, 2014 · No Comments

I wrote this Op-Ed for CNN.

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On New Year’s Diet Resolutions and the Problem With “Fighting Fat Talk”

January 5th, 2014 · No Comments

I have a few thoughts. Over at Adios Barbie.

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The Wolf in the Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

September 7th, 2013 · No Comments

It wasn’t long ago that Special K was selling us on the idea that we could “drop a jean size in two weeks” by replacing meals with cereal, shakes and their other food-ish products…But now they are singing a different tune. Sort of. Here’s my new one for The Frisky.

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Retro Diet Ads: The more things change, the more they, yeah…

August 17th, 2013 · No Comments

I’ve been doing some very entertaining research on diet and fitness advertising. Behold the madness:

Size 8 Diet cereal (yes, SIZE 8). Pour your delicately toasted wheat puffs from a stylish Pucci canister.

Slimming Beds. The Shake Weights (or Thighmaster?) of the ’60s.

Diet Pepsi. If you want to be stalked by a creepy dude in snorkeling gear, this is the soda for you.

Eat Fat and Grow Slim. "The Rack used to be an instrument of torture. Now…it makes a girl feel marvelous!"

Ayds Reducing Plan Candy. A most unfortunate choice of names.

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Quick, Kate needs us! We’re her post-baby bodywatch team

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If we all do our part, we might be able to save the dying weight loss industry! (How much sarcasm can I pack into one piece? Heaps, apparently.) Here’s my latest for The Independent.

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Feminists Have Food and Body Image Issues, Too

July 5th, 2013 · No Comments

I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder.

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I Don’t Know What I Weigh

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments

For real, I don’t.

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May 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s another place where you can find me posting things irregularly and impulsively.

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Recent writings, musings, ramblings, etc.

April 27th, 2013 · No Comments

So I wrote a couple pieces for The Frisky this month:

In honor of the late, great E.L. Konigsburg, author of one of my all-time favorites: 10 Life Lessons From the Book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

And a very personal essay about eating disorder recovery, fat acceptance and thin privilege (Plus zines! And Nomy Lamm!): Confessions of Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

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