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Final Project: Video Plus Size Queens

  This semester we discussed many things that related to how the body is represented in the world, and what we see the body as. A common saying that comes to mind when I think of my body is how… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Miss2MuchBooty Tumblr

    For my educational tool I wanted to create a discussion forum to get people talking about black women and their over sexualized bodies. I decided to create a blog to create awareness about my topic. I chose to… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Children’s Book “More Than Just My Body”

Throughout the semester I’ve continuously told stories about my struggles as an overweight child and the difficulties I had to face growing up. Society and the media played a huge role in how I looked at myself and my capabilities…. Continue Reading →

Final Project: Bodylorists of Hampton Roads Instagram

  Check out @bodyloristsofhr to view the full project! With each photo is also a portion of the interview with an important message. You do not have to be a member of Instagram to view this art. To start this… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Girls, Bodies, and Self-Esteem

Within the last semester, we have discussed various ways we use and view our bodies. Whether it be fashion, body image, hair, intersections of race and class, body modification, or masculinity, it all comes back to the what we think… Continue Reading →

Reflections of Bodylorists

After a semester of discussing the body, WMST 495/595 students were asked what they would tell someone if they could them only one lesson about the body. Here is a sampling of their answers!   You are never alone in… Continue Reading →

deciding

deciding by Briel Felton   it took hours to be okay   enough before sliding into skin deciding to walk with chin high walk determined & convicted breath   days walking across eggshells breaking the surface drowning in uncertainty waiting for… Continue Reading →

Femininity Ideals and Transgender Youth with Eating Disorders

  Transgender females have been largely cast out by society. Their resilience to this oppression faced on an everyday basis affects their mental health. This issue is contemporary to the current society’s climate, due to the mass media of Caucasian… Continue Reading →

Black Women and Their Oversexualized Bodies

  For decades mainstream media has oversexualized black women and their bodies. This, in turn, has caused black women everywhere to make unnecessary changes to not only their bodies, but their hair as well. This epidemic is something that has… Continue Reading →

Fat Shaming: The History and Consequences for us all

Fat shaming affects us all.  Where did the idea of ridiculing others based on weight start? To get to know the history of fat shaming one has to be aware of human’s internal need for hierarchical determinants of power.  In… Continue Reading →

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