It’s time for me to ask for your help with the media once again.
I’m talking to a reporter who’s doing a story about what “messages” celebrities send with their weight-loss/weight-gain narratives. In her own words, she wants to know: “What was your reaction to Kirstie Alley‘s and Oprah’s latest revelations? Did their descriptions of the shame and humiliation they felt about it make you feel normalized? Hopeless? Angry? Other?”
If you’d be willing to talk to her, here’s the drill: E-mail me with “REPORTER” in the subject line by 5 p.m. EST tomorrow, May 20. Please include your e-mail address (so I can cut and paste it for her if necessary) and a short answer to the Kirstie/Oprah question. If she wants to follow up with you, she’ll get in touch and tell you what publication she’s writing for and more about the story idea.
Once again, thanks a million for helping me with this stuff. And as always, I wouldn’t ask y’all to get involved if I didn’t believe this reporter was operating in good faith — but of course, I can’t make any guarantees about how the article will turn out.