I subscribe to a number of news wires that dump a new crop of body image and eating disorders articles into my inbox on a fairly regular basis.
Most of the time I just sift through, reading a headline here or there, maybe skimming a paragraph or two.
But last week, a headline caught my eye “Keira Knightley is rewiring my brain!” the title screamed.
“Uh oh,” I thought to myself. “That is not what I want.”
So of course I opened up the link and started to read.
The fact is, these days I can barely force myself inside the doors of the Galleria, my city’s super-huge, super-famous shopping mall, so furious do I instantly become upon being forced to stare at endless stores with their needle-thin mannequins, so at odds with the hoards of curvier shoppers browsing their merchandise shelves within.
Pretty much the moment I enter the Galleria, or any larger shopping center for that matter, my brain starts in…
Who do they think they are?