TBH, my first reaction to this video was to wonder if it’s really all that bad that we stay relatively quiet about our period blood. But as I watched the #bloodnormal video, I reflected on my own experiences. It was like someone turned on a lightbulb for the first time in a dark, forgotten cellar of my mind. Watching the film made me realize just how much time and energy we as women spend being apologetic about the fact that we menstruate.
While it’s true that the average American woman is a size 14, like me, “normal” or Straight Size models in the fashion industry tend to be size 0-2. I don’t like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of “Plus Size” is a great one, and I’m proud to call myself a Plus Size Model. The reality is that we live in a society that functions on labels.
But if you turn to the nearest pint of Ben & Jerry’s, or shot of Grey Goose, or reality television program, or gossip topic, or any other vice every time negative feelings arise, you’re missing out on valuable information. Our negative feelings exist to alert us to something that needs our attention. If you experience pain in your body, that’s your body trying to let you know something is wrong.
@BingeConfession Yes! De-pathologize bingeing. Also the cycle usually starts with restricting rather than bingeing (at least for me), so if “avoiding relapse” looks like restricting, that’s a sneaky self-sabotage. #RevolutionizingResolutions
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".