Media Influences

Keeping Your Weight Loss a Secret?: My Take on Kirstie Alley's Tweet

By Christina Keefer---My cousin recently posted on Facebook about a weight loss tip she swears by. As I rolled my eyes and clicked the “hide” button, I realized two things: it is not her fault that weight-loss culture is pervasive and perhaps it is a good thing she told every 150+ friends on the internet about her body changing intentions. 

My Social Media Detox

By Melanie Klein--I like social media. A lot. In fact, I like social media so much that I am giving up my two favorite social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, for an entire month starting August 5th.

Bodysnarking in "Compliments": Looking Critically at Media Coverage of Celebrity Weight Loss

By Brittany Posey--Bodysnarking is relatively straightforward in the media, most of the time. There are, however, exceptions, especially in celebrity infotainment media sources.

Empire of Images: The Body Collage Project

By Melanie Klein-- I wasn’t trying to make a political or intellectual statement when I decided to get rid of my television in college.

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