So far In My Body has been covering many issues that women have. It's time to think outside the "box"... so to say! Recently we've been polling men to see what sort of issues they have about their bodies. Today, we will start with just ONE of them that seems pretty prevalent...
HAIR or in more precise terms...Male Pattern Baldness. In an article published online by WebMD it is stated that, "By age 35,
two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and
by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25%
of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before
they reach 21."
In some cases men lose their hair due to medication they are taking or stressful events in their lives. In most cases though, hair loss is hereditary. Well, why do men worry about something that they know will affect them and can't stop it from coming? The same reason I stress about wearing a bathing suit in the summer and am forced to show my cellulite to the world. Thanks MOM.
Even men are affected by what is considered "ideal beauty." Yes, it is true! Behind closed doors men admit that they are embarrassed by their receding hairline or bald halo forming on the back of their heads. Just like women, they spend money on products that promise to treat hair loss to no avail.
Recently Justin Beiber insulted Prince William about his thinning hair! Ever hear of Karma, Justin? You're still a young girl and don't know what will come with time! I personally love how Prince William is shattering the idea that "Prince Charming" has to come with a full main of golden hair. Whether he means to or not! We all have our issues and even though men don't voice it as much as we do, it doesn't mean they don't have them. What other issues do you men have? We want to know!
We are three women and two men writing a musical called IN MY BODY. Our characters uncover raw truths about what it's like to live in their individual and collective bodies at this particular moment in time. Read our blog to find out what we have to say about body culture and about where we are with our show.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
One week ago....
|April Woodall, Sheri Sanders, Jillian Louis|
|Justyn Wade and Fred Lassen|
|Jillian Louis and Javier Munoz|
|Jonathan Brody and Eleonore Thomas|
Monday, August 13, 2012
BIG WEEK AHEAD...
Today the Flying Bulldog women/IMB team are gathering together to prepare for the read-thru of ALL our written material. This is going to begin TOMORROW as all our actors and singers have already begun to travel to PA!!! Special thanks to our amazing stage manager Justyn Wade for keeping the whole week neatly organized! Excitement and nerves are abound! We are going to see what works and what doesn't and then take our next step (whatever that may be!)
|Justyn Wade-Stage Manager IMB|
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Kayla Harrison wins GOLD and overcomes abuse
Today Kayla Harrison won the first EVER gold medal for the U.S.A. in Judo. She has dedicated her life to becoming the best in this martial art. Now 22, Kayla has come out publicly to speak about the sexual abuse she endured for years starting when she was 11. She was abused at the hands of her former Judo coach. She has spent years coping with what happened to her and realizes now that her tragedy does not define who she is as a person and has only made her stronger. In an article written by Matt Moore of CBS Sports, she was asked about the events that recently happened at Penn State."I wanted kids—boys, girls, victims—to know that while this was the most awful time in their lives, it will pass. And one day you'll realize that it doesn't define you anymore.”
Congratulations Kayla, you are a strong, beautiful role model and we are all proud of you!
Kayla Harrison Wins Judo Gold Medal
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