From newscasters behind the anchor desk to sports reporters in locker rooms, women in the media are clearly held to a different standard of attractiveness than are their male counterparts. But beyond this double standard, there is an even darker side to the way female reporters are harassed and threatened for daring to express their views. […]
We joke about it and it’s the subject of innumerable country western songs: the overprotective dad who threatens bodily harm to his daughter’s date when he shows up at the door. But is it funny? Is he just being a “good dad” keeping young suiters in line? Or is there something else going on below […]
Admit it, you’ve done this before. You’re on a date and you order the salad (dressing on the side, please) because you think it’s more ladylike and therefore more acceptable. As women, we internalize so many messages that society levies against us. One of those messages is that a big appetite is unfeminine and therefore unattractive. […]
Elizabeth, or Beth, or Liz, or Lizzie (her name changes depending on how much she weighs) is the central character in the book 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, by Mona Awad. The title caught our eye, but the text is what got us talking. Listen in as Jill and I discuss our […]
Women are earning more than ever, though women who work full-time, year-round still earn only 78 cents on the dollar compared with men, and during the last decade little improvement has been made in closing the gender wage gap. While broader issues of wage fairness are vitally important, when Jill and I sat down to talk about […]
New research shows that the quality of our friendships affects not just our happiness and overall mental health, but our longevity. Pull up a chair as Jill and I talk about why we believe in the power of female friendships and why these relationships deserve just as much attention as our romantic ones.
Jill and I sit down to talk with yoga instructor, eating psychology coach and former opera singer (Wha??? Yep!) Elisa Jordan. Elisa has been up and down the scale, and up and down the body image and self-worth roller coaster. In this episode of the Naked Broad View she shares how she came to find […]
For years “plus-size fashion” meant frumpy clothes that we wore to make us look smaller. But what if “trying to look smaller” doesn’t jibe with your vibe? What if wearing cute clothes that express your personality is your right, no matter what size is on the tag? Jill and I say it’s more than time to […]
Even with all the gains women have made in breaking out of traditional roles in their modern lives catcalling is still a thing. In fact, its a daily fact of life for many. Are women just being “too sensitive”? The men who do it say they’re just acknowledging how beautiful a woman is, and what’s so […]
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PODCAST: “Feed Me!” Naked Broad View EPISODE 4
What do you do when the people you count on the most for support are actually trying to undermine your success? This happens more often that we’d like to admit. To give them the benefit of the doubt, let’s assume that these folks are unaware of the destructive nature of their behavior, possibly because they’re […]
Whether it’s the stories we tell ourselves about who we are or the stories we tell ourselves about those around us, the inner dialogue we have plays out in our heads all day long and affects everything we believe. Listen in to the third installment of The Naked Broad View as Jill and I discuss […]
There’s a theory among leadership guru types that if you wear the cloak of success (empowered body language, confidence, a can-do, optimistic mindset) you can sort of “fake it till you make it.” I’ll confess, I never really put much stock in this concept until recently. In the last two months I have taken on […]
PODCAST: Naked Broad View EPISODE 2
Drumroll please….. TA DA!!! My friends, I’d like to introduce you to the Naked Broad View podcast! Naked Broad View is a new podcast I’ve been working on with my friend Jill Fagan. In this podcast, Jill and I will be talking about body image issues, relationships, feminism, food, and much more! As you’ll hear, […]