Tag Archives: body image issues

This former fat girl still hates the camera

Growing up chubby turned a lot of things that many people enjoy into torture for me. One of thing that caused me a lot of pain was the camera. I hate, hate, hated to have my picture taken. I was always the most “well-fed” child in the picture. I did what I could to avoid the […]

“Being healthy is overrated. I’d just rather lose weight.” Jackie critiques MTV’s True Life diet episode

“Being healthy is overrated. I’d just rather lose weight,” says 16-year-old Marissa. Jackie: I can relate to that statement. In fact, I said it once or twice myself in my youth! I’m watching True Life on MTV. The story is “I’m on an extreme diet” They are following two young people who want to look good. […]