Mannequin Depressive

she stands in a long slow line at the grocery store looking at magazine covers where fabulous actresses and fitness models in all their airbrushed glory gaze out at her vacuously and she looks sadly at her cart which is both kale- and tofu-deficient and thinks she could stand to lose a couple of pounds … Continue reading "Mannequin Depressive"

The Mathematics of Body Image Comparisons

In formula form, for your convenience. Remember, I am a professional mathematician, so don't try this at home or anywhere else. You may not even want to try it here, it's up to you.

Girls in Bathing Suits

I grew up down in Florida, It’s hot, and often clear, And girls will wear their bathing suits About six months a year It’s funny about bodies, for We all have heard the hype; But fewer men than women Will approach the ideal type A fact that wasn’t lost on me When I was just … Continue reading "Girls in Bathing Suits"

A Few of Her Words…

“I’ve worked as a model for years: And I’ve been grateful for the money. I needed it to get through school, and It’s helped a lot the years right after. I’ve known girls who envied me for my ‘Good looks’, but Believe me, it is no panacea. It makes you a target For men who … Continue reading "A Few of Her Words…"


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