Tag Archives: Body image

October 15

The Merry Mind

Nicole grew up in Alabama as a self-professed Type A: perfectionist, responsible, conscientious and total overachiever with straight As and APAs (where you sit college papers in high school). She went on to get a Masters in journalism and now she’s found out there is a way to research and write and get paid well […]

September 07

The Big Branding Brain

Design. Style. Huge Imagination. Great eye. These are the words often associated with Helen, Director of her own design and branding agency in Wellington. But then anyone that knows her would also add: striking, warm, wise, gentle, fiercely strong. Helen is an award-winning influencer in her advertising world and has an energy about her that […]

January 11

The Dangerously Dexterous Dancer

For the last three years I have watched Dakotah teach women how to dance like crazy: how to get their hips down and dirty, make their boobs wave, and pull out their inner cowgirl. Her ZUMBA classes are spirited, just like her. I have also watched Dakatoh’s body, marveling at both its shape—which is a masterpiece of strong […]

December 07

The Advertising Acrobat

Stella is usually called Mother at the advertising agency she works for in London. She runs the Creative Department, keeping her brood humming, and ensuring the writers and art directors refrain from tattooing their knuckles onto clients’ faces. Managing creative people is no easy task; you have to be highly creative yourself to pull it […]

October 10

The Sardonic Copywriter

As a sassy, senior copywriter for a social media company in Manchester, England, Anne knows what’s going on at least five light years before anybody else. Funny, dry, smart and ambitious, she’s stormed through a successful writing career. One night in New York, wearing wigs and silly grins after a few cocktails, I confessed my […]

September 24

The Saucy Safari Queen

There’s nothing more fabulous than a woman who works with incredibly dangerous animals. Ten years ago I was on a snorkeling trip in Zanzibar, when I overheard a woman say, “I’ve been working in Zambia for six months and now I’m exploring East Africa. Alone.” “Hey, that’s my line!” I said. The tall, red-headed beauty, originally […]

July 15

The Brilliant Beauty Blogger

If you don’t know Autumn Whitefield-Madrano from her hugely successful blog, the-beheld, then you’re in for a treat. Listed as a Body Image Hero by The Huffington Post, she is a thought-provoking, clever writer and soon-to-be author. Her thoughts and words have appeared on the Today Show, The Guardian, and much more. I was truly excited to […]