I'm not suggesting that we should tune out all celebrity/model-related media. I think that what's important is that we learn to become critical consumers of the media and put the images that we see into what I like to call a "perspective filter."
Whether subtle or blatant, weight stigma is broadcast into our living rooms and shows up in our classrooms, break rooms, and exam rooms. For many people, weight stigma hits even closer to home: right between our ears!
To give voice to all those who suffer silently with bad body image, Tiffany Stewart, the director of Louisana State University's Behavior Technology Laboratory, posted the most poignant answers on Emerge, her burgeoning website.