Laurie Toby Edison

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Archive for December, 2010

Body Impolitic’s 2010 Guide to Sane Holidays

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Laurie and Debbie say: This list is for those of us fortunate enough to have people and resources to celebrate with. Even if you love the holidays, love your family, and are looking forward to the season, you still may find useful hints here. 1) To the extent possible, do as much or as little […]

Young, Fat, and Fashion-Conscious

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Lynne Murray says: When I saw this lovely little documentary video the fat body (in)visible by Margitte Kristjansson, I had to share it. The film is 25 minutes long. I loved the use of music as well. And ya gotta love the tattoos! One cautionary note: some of the beautiful nude images the film displays […]

Photo of the Week

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

This portrait is of Kim Manri from Women of Japan.  She is the director of Taihen, a disability dance company based in Osaka.  It was shot in her studio in the space from which she directs her company. .. .. Taihen’s work is remarkable. This is a group of performance photos taken in Jakarta, Indonesia […]

The censorship of queer art in the United States: what’s actually going on here.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Cross posted at Fukshot and Feminine Moments Marlene says: I have been invited by Birthe Havmoeller to write a brief explanation of the cultural issues at play in the recent controversy over the Hide/Seek show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., after seeing my post about it at Body Impolitic. Birthe’s blog, Feminine […]

One Sugar Plum too Many: Critics, Ballet Theory, and Anorexia

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Laurie and Debbie say: On November 28, Alastair Macaulay, dance critic for The New York Times reviewed the New York City Ballet production of The Nutcracker. For whatever reason, he felt the need to criticize the size of two of the principal dancers, saying that Jennifer Ringer (dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy) […]

Moving with Joy: Creating a Body-Positive Health Club for Women

Friday, December 10th, 2010

We are delighted to have this guest post from Stef Maruch: The theory of Health at Every Size (HAES) posits that people of every size, age, and physical ability can gain physical and mental health benefits by regularly including joyful movement in their lives. But in a world where people are judged by impossibly narrow […]

Fighting the Pornification of Christmas (and Almost Everything Else)

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Lynne Murray says: Collective Shout is a small group of activists in Australia who got together about a year ago aiming to: …name, shame and expose corporations, advertisers, marketers and media engaging in practices which are offensive and harmful especially to women and girls, but also to men and boys. Collective Shout is for anyone […]

Photo of the Week

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Laurie says: I’m back from all my travel and no longer feel like Hello I Must Be Going.  I’ll be posting regularly from now on.  No more travel (that I know of) til mid February. Here is this week’s photo. .. .. My work in sometimes described as pushing the ragged edge of white,  This […]

The (Renewed) War on Queer Art

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

crossposted for Marlene from Fukshot You may or may not remember the NEA fights of 20 years ago. I do. In a battle to keep queer art out of public view, conservatives were able to damage arts funding in this country so badly that we still have not recovered. It took years before mainstream gallery […]

The Last (Several Thousand) Words on Disability and Sex

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Debbie says: I’ve been a Heather Corinna fan for a long time. As the founder and a key maintainer of Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World, along with other sex education and activist work, she provides a great service to young people (and not-so-young people) everywhere. Laurie reviewed her excellent book S.E.X. here a […]

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