Friday, March 06, 2009

Sadly, this is very funny

Bratz Dolls May Give Young Girls Unrealistic Expectations Of Head SizeThanks to Jane for linking me to this hilarious (and thought-provoking) video satire from the folks who bring you the Onion.

What I want to know is how the actors pulled off their lines with straight faces.

Or maybe it's not that far off the truth. . . .

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Looking for women with autoimmune disorders, PCOS, lupus, IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue for a story

I'm doing a story for HEALTH magazine on diseases that a) disproportionately affect women and b) have historically been unrecognized, under-treated, or generally pooh-poohed by the medical establishment, but are now being recognized and/or taken more seriously. I'd like to tell several personal stories as part of the bigger piece.

So if you have had or still have any of the conditions above, or anything similar, and would be willing to let me interview you and possibly tell your story for the piece, please email me at hnbrown at syr dot edu.

Many thanks.