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NEDA Week: Day 4: Dr. Who?

I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on Dr. Who!!!  But for those of you who don’t know who Dr. Who is…that is how I felt this morning when a friend of mine sent me a link to an article about Dr. Drew’s daughter being a body positive activist.

Dr. Who?

Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Who knew?

Honest to Betsy (Hi Betsy!  She’s my friend’s sister!) I had never heard of Dr. Drew.  But I loved the article about Paulina Pinsky opening up about her eating disorder and finding her way to body positivity.  I am never “happy” to hear that anyone has or is struggling with an eating disorder, but when someone comes out to the world with a body positive message who has the media’s ear, it is good for all of the young girls and boys who read the e-zines like Frisky etal.  I can scream about body love all I want but the truth is, Dr. Drew’s name has juuuuust a tad more clout than Dr. Deah and if Paulina’s fame means one less article about Renee Zellweger and how awesome she looks since she dropped her Bridgette Jones body and one more article about size acceptance and eating disorder awareness…well that is just a good day in my book.

Dr. Drew's Daughter, Paulina Pinsky

Dr. Drew’s Daughter, Paulina Pinsky


Here is a link to the article if you want to check it out, but the photo accompanying the article…says it all.

This week, I will be pinning about eating disorders on the WEGO Health ‘s Women’s Health board and on my Cultivate a Positive Body Image board.  If you have any resources to add please let me know!

And in recognition of NEDA Week, order Dr. Deah’s Calmanac and receive a free bumper sticker or magnet!  Purchase the book from my website or in any of the  following California bookstores:

Skylight books- Los Angeles 1818 North Vermont
Books Inc- San Francisco 3515 California Street
Books Inc- Alameda 1344 Park Street
Book Passages- Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista  (after March 1st) but yes I will still send you your free gift!
Laurel Bookstore- Oakland 4100 MacArthur then email me @ or Tweet me @dr_deah with your address and a selfie of you with The Calmanac at the bookstore, and I will send you your free gift! Til Next Time! Dr. Deahblogging-badgewego badge 2WEGO_Health_GuestPin_Badge_png_2014illuminating-blogger-awardHWW-fitwoman-badge-large