Gone, baby, gone, that moon is almost gone! Just a few more minutes!
It’s so weird knowing I am literally sitting in the way of the sun’s light reaching the very moon that I’m looking at from my balcony.
If you’re in North or South America, you need to go look at the moon right now. It was full just a few minutes ago!
Just bought your book and I am so glad I did <3 You're incredible and even if I have been able to follow your advice without needing the book per-se, I love being able to support you!
Wow, I’m literally *blushing* right now! You are a lovely, lovely person! Thank you for this, you really have given me a gift! <3333333333 4 ever!!!!
Lol u obviously wrote all your own reviews for ur failure of a "weight loss narrative" and that's so sick that u have a pro ana pic on the cover too
Even if there was a way to write your own reviews (they have advanced computer systems which detect that and result in your book being instantly taken down), I think I would have given myself much more flattering comments than I’ve gotten.
That “pro ana” pic is a healthy friend of mine who just happens to have been blessed with a tall, lean, beautiful body. I chose to publish it in Black & White because that way it better captures the pure and quiet beauty of a slender body. I wanted it to feel like the way you feel when you look in the mirror and are amazed at the lovely reflection looking back at you. Color would have distracted from that and made it harder for readers to identify with the picture.
Please just go read the book; if you’re like most people, you’ll find yourself inspired and excited about becoming healthier. Nobody who’s actually read it has accused me of being pro ana, only close-minded and mean-spirited people have.
Is “Racism” actually Racism?
- In a famous psychology experiment, researchers took two identical groups of typical White American boys and sent them to a “summer camp” to watch them play together. For the first week, each group was segregated from, and unaware of, the other. The researchers then allowed the two groups of boys to “accidentally” meet each other. An instant rivalry resulted. When interviewed, all the boys from each group reported that the kids from the “other” group were dumber, meaner, and generally less awesome than the kids from their own group were…even though they didn’t even know anything about the other boys.
- In America, people from the West Coast often dislike people from the East Coast. People from urban areas scorn the rural areas, especially the Midwest, which they refer to as “Flyover Country”. And pretty much everybody mocks the South—except for Texans, who think they’re better than everybody else (especially Californians).
- In Canada (one of the Whitest, most homogenous countries in the world), the French-speaking Quebecois dislike the English-speaking population — who likewise can’t stand the Quebecois.
- In Great Britain, the English, the Irish, and the Scots all dislike each other … even though all are as White as can be and all speak the same language.
- Israel and Palestine generally can’t stand each other, even though they all share a similar skin color and can trace their roots back to the same patriarch Abraham / Ibrahim.
- Mexican Border Patrol agents shoot Honduran immigrants who illegally cross the border … even though the rest of the world would have a hard time telling a Mexican apart from a Honduran.
- In the Middle East, Shiite Arabs routinely bomb Sunni Arabs, and vice versa, even though they are all of the same race.
- In India, where the caste system is alive and well, people who look alike and often speak the same language refuse to associate with others, based simply on the perceived nobility (or lack thereof) of their birth.
- The list goes on … and I need not.
Point is: the next time someone tries to tell you that such-and-such a group is “racist” just because they don’t adore another group, remember that correlation doesn’t imply causation. People dislike others because the others are different, not just because they’re a different color.
Is this wrong? Probably. It’s definitely something we need to try to rise above. But it’s also natural.
Some people were raised on pop music and sit-coms. It’s going to be hard for them to enjoy voodoo dancing to the beat of tribal drums (or hip-hop, or Cantina music, or Bollywood films, or accordions at Oktoberfest). It doesn’t mean they’re racist. It merely means they need some time to see the appeal. So please don’t widen the gap by accusing them of being hateful. It so tragically counter-productive, and it goes against what you yourself know is part of human nature.