Claire Mysko - author, speaker, consultant

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Yes, love your body. But raise some hell while you’re at it.

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments

More than 86,000 people signed Julia Bluhm’s petition asking Seventeen to include an un-retouched photo spread each month. And she’s not the only activist stepping up. It’s time for a revolution. Here’s why.
We’re Losing a Generation of Leaders
“By the time we’re old enough to seriously consider becoming leaders, the majority of us are crippled by [...]

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Tags: Girl Media · Parenting · body image · eating disorders

Proud2Bme: A Positive Alternative to Pro-Ana

October 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Proud2Bme is a new online community for teens that aims to promote positive body image and healthy attitudes about food and weight. I am overseeing the site’s content as a consultant for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and I’m collaborating with a growing list of amazing contributors including the unstoppable Emily-Anne Rigal of WeStopHate, [...]

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Tags: Girl Media · Parenting · body image · eating disorders

Changing the Public Conversation About Obesity: Three Steps That Will Get Us Where We Need to Be

May 13th, 2011 · 22 Comments

The United States has issues when it comes to food, weight, and body image. There are an estimated 24 million people who suffer with eating disorders (a growing number of them are children), and even more Americans who fall into gray areas of disordered eating. Then of course there is the much-discussed problem of obesity. [...]

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Tags: Events & Signings · Parenting · Politics · School · body image · eating disorders

Holiday Gift Ideas: Four New Books for the Change Agents on Your List

December 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists by Courtney E. Martin
Do It Anyway profiles eight young activists on their paths to bring about change in the world. It also reflects on what activism really requires when we get right down to the work of getting it done. Martin’s exploration of concepts like strategic realism [...]

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Tags: Books · Parenting · Politics · body image

Back-to-School: Healthy Eating & Body Image Tips for Every Parent

August 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Now is the perfect time to assess your family’s approach to eating healthy and promoting positive body image. What’s your game plan for the school year? Here are a few tips to get you started…
Make after-school snacks into DIY projects
Remember this guy?

Yeah, the whole “wagon wheel” idea made plain ol’ cheese and crackers seem like [...]

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Tags: Girl Media · Parenting · Politics · School · body image · sports

Join the Body Image Revolution!

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve been invited to take part in The Body Image Revolution Telesummit, which brings together some pretty kick ass body image experts and activists including Wendy Shanker (author of The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life and the forthcoming Are You My Guru?), Nancy Gruver (founder of New Moon magazine and its web community for [...]

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Tags: Books · Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? · Events & Signings · Girl Media · Parenting · body image

The Big Lies of the Bump Watch

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

If you or any of your nearest and dearest happen to be sitting in an obstetrician’s waiting room this month, flip to page 54 in the June issue of Pregnancy magazine to check out an excerpt from Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?
You can also read it online here.
“The Big Lies of [...]

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Tags: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? · Parenting · body image

Adding Up, Weighing In, and Counting Down: 5 Ways to Cope with the Numbers Game of Pregnancy

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

The tracking of pounds gained during pregnancy and weight lost after childbirth can be a stressful experience–especially for those with a history of poor body image and/or disordered eating. There are some practical rules I followed during my own pregnancy (and I’m continuing to stick to as a new mom!). I’ve shared them in this [...]

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Tags: Books · Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? · Parenting · body image

Celebrity Fitness Trainer To New Moms: “You Can Have Your Best Body Ever”

April 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

After hearing Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels say that she probably will adopt because she “can’t handle” what pregnancy might do to her body, Gwynnie and Madonna’s trainer Tracy Anderson wants to give hope to women whose body image fears might have them thinking twice about getting pregnant (while she conveniently plugs her fitness program). [...]

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Tags: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? · Parenting · body image

“I’m Pregnant, I’m Fat and I Hate It”: A Response

March 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Kim Brooks opens up about her weight in her Salon essay, “I’m pregnant, I’m fat and I hate it.” After the birth of her first child, she found it hard to take off the pounds. Now pregnant with her second, Brooks is stressing about the “predicament” she’s found herself in thanks to her approach to [...]

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Tags: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? · Parenting · body image