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Mirror Image: Guest Post by Anne Pratt

Do you remember the first time you saw yourself in a mirror? Highly unlikely. You probably can’t remember the first time you saw a photograph of yourself either. 1,069 more words

Reflections From A Cancer Clinic Waiting Room

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
~ H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

A small family cluster of us sat endlessly in the waiting room of a cancer clinic yesterday.

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Book Review: Poisoned Apples: Poems For You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann

Heppermann, Christine. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty. Greenwillow Books, 2014. Gr. 9-12.

Traditional fairy tales merge with contemporary teenage girls in this collection of fifty feminist poems that artfully scrutinize the Western beauty myth. 316 more words

Book Reviews

Beauty Myths and Legends

A review of Savithri Machiraju’s “Ganapati Bappa Moriya” in Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling with Gods (Edge, 2015).
By Derek Newman-Stille

Ganesha is a Hindu god who has the head of an elephant and a plump body. 304 more words

Fiction Book Reviews

You have a beautiful body.

I think most of my generation was severely damaged by well meaning mothers who still (in a pitiful hold over from a less enlightened era) viewed our looks as our most precious commodity. 153 more words

Life Lessons

Weekly Digest: Girlhood

I spent some time this week thinking about the experience of taking my daughter to see Cinderella.  When my students asked about what I thought about it, my response of “Oh, I have things to say” garnered a chuckle.   422 more words

- Beauty Myth -

None of this is true. “Beauty” is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West it is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

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