The Angela Dee



farting is such sweet sorrow
Dracnulty Unwired.

Dracnulty Unwired.

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, it is an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history.

Naomi Wolf

Be smaller. No, smaller than that. Be so small you stop existing.

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How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

“You look so healthy!” is a great one.

Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”

“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”

Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.

Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.

Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.

Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.

Teach your daughter how to cook kale.

Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.

Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.

Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.

Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.

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Puhhhh-reach!

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You’d think phishers would TRY to use good English in their phishing scams…

You’d think phishers would TRY to use good English in their phishing scams…

Introduce me to your agent…

Hey! I’ve begun investigating writer/performer talent agents and I know some of you reading this have good ones. I’ve had a couple of rather big players in the TV network field reach out about my show and I suddenly feel very naked. I need a hand! Could anyone introduce me to their agent/manager? Private message me on tumblr, facebook, twitter or contact me via email: http://www.angeladee.com/contactform

Thanks! 

(ps, I know this is a weird way to ask, but it can’t hurt right?)

Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.

The Fashion and Design of Rack and Ruin

Part Ten: The End.

That’s it folks. Today marks the end of #NYFW (http://mbfashionweek.com/new-york/schedule) and also the last look at how the fashion and design of Rack and Ruin came to be. One hell of a #tbt

One of the most important parts of the show was getting the chance to use a real-life high-end fashion boutique for the opening scene of the whole show - when Saffron walks into the wrong store. Being able to set the world in such an intricate way helped to set up the world of Rack and Ruin. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the kind support of Monika Chiang and store manager Marissa - who got up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday to open for us. Not to mention their PR Director Nick Steele. Thanks so much!!! I hope you like what we did with the place… ; P

Click on the pix for more info.

Want to catch up on the show? All 5 episodes are streaming here: http://rackandruin.net

Here are all the other NYFW articles on the fashion and design of Rack and Ruin:

Part One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine