Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Questions, Please. . .

Next week, Leslie Goldman, author of the Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-Imagining the "Perfect" Body (see sidebar) and the iVillage blog, The Weighting Game, and I will cross-interview each other via phone.

I'd like to gather some questions from you, from those who have read her book (or blog), or others who might have related questions from the self-proclaimed "women's health writer" who focuses on diet and body image. So, if you have any questions for Leslie, let me know. . . either include here as a comment or email me directly.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

In her blog, Goldman places foods and the amount she eats in "good" and "bad" categories. From a recent post:

"After a beautiful ceremony, I made a beeline for the ar and drank a tall glass of water like a good girl, and managed to avoid most of the apps circulating..."

Does she consider this to reflective of a healthy appetite with food?

vesta44 said...

I read parts of her blog, and she doesn't seem very friendly to the Health At Any Size philosophy. Her post on WLS pissed me off, she thinks it's always successful. Sorry, mine failed and I'm worse off now than I would have been if I had never had it, and I lost my best friend to WLS 10 years ago (she died from complications within 2 years of her surgery). Yeah, we're success stories for WLS all right. If I sound bitter, it's because I am, and I'm damned tired of society's thin-at-any-cost diatribe. I'm tired of food being labeled 'good' and 'bad'. I'm tired of commercials telling us to consume, consume, consume, but don't you dare get fat. I'm tired of being told that my worth as a human being depends on the size of my body.

Alyssa said...

vesta44,

I'm SO SORRY about your friend, and everything you have been through! I'm bitter at times, too, but I do want to direct you to a recent post of hers about a Cuban dance company. The entire company is made up of heavier folks, and she is very supportive, even questioning why one of the members would say "we are always trying to lose weight." I haven't read her book yet, but I'm planning to. I hope you know that there are MANY people in the world who DO NOT judge a person based on the size of their body. Anyone who is worthy of your time, attention and affection won' t judge you!
My question for Dr. Stacey is this: there seems to be a lot of interest in IE support groups (other than the online ones). What would your recommendations be for starting and sustaining one?

Anonymous said...

My question for Leslie is: is she honestly over the eating disorder? From her self-obsessed writing, it doesn't appear so.