Tag archive

acceptance

‘It’s Not About Weight:’ ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz’s Debut is a Real and Holistic Take on Love and Acceptance

in Non-Fiction by

On the NBC hit show, This Is Us, Chrissy Metz plays the loveable Kate Pearson— the only daughter of Rebecca and Jack Pearson whose struggle with weight and size acceptance is not the focal point of her storyline, but something she learns to conquer by the end of the first season. Chrissy Metz isn’t what people typically think of when the image of a Hollywood starlet comes to mind; instead, she looks like a real woman of a real size who is sensual, confident and has real emotions. Essentially, Metz’s portrayal of Kate puts to rest the stereotype of the “happy, fat person.” After many This Is Us fans approached her about how realistic her portrayal of Kate is, saying,  “I don’t…

Keep Reading

VIDEO: Blogger, Model, TED Talk Expert Brittany Gibbons on Her New Book,’The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?’

in Non-Fiction by

Blogger, model, TED Talk expert and author Brittany Gibbons talks with BookTrib about the follow up to her bestselling memoir Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It (Dey Street Books). Calling her latest book, The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?: Adventures and Agonies in Fashion (Dey Street Books), an “overdue love letter to her body,” Gibbons takes on the industries that use clothing size as a barometer for measuring how good women should feel about their bodies and fashion choices. Enjoy this light-hearted and informative talk between two women that sounds more like a conversation between two girlfriends than your standard interview! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brittany Gibbons writes the blog Brittanyherself.com and is the curator…

Keep Reading

Exclusive Interview and Excerpt: Jen Wang’s ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’

in Fiction by

BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Jen Wang’s latest graphic novel, The Prince and the Dressmaker, is an inspiring story about the blossoming connection between a young seamstress with dreams of becoming a fashion designer and a prince who wears dresses by night and longs for parental acceptance by day. This interview with author and illustrator Jen Wang includes and exclusive excerpt from the book that is quickly becoming a fan favorite.   The Prince and the Dressmaker (excerpt) Interview with Jen Wang Bookish: This is a story about self acceptance and identity exploration. What drew you to those themes? Jen Wang: I wrote this book for my teenage self, so it’s all about themes that were important to my young self: questioning…

Keep Reading

Go to Top