What I Know for Sure: 50 Lessons Life Has Taught Me (Part I)

“What do you know for sure?” If someone asked you this question, how would you answer? Film critic Gene Siskel once asked Oprah, “What do you know for sure?” which sparked her acclaimed “What I Know For Sure” column in O, The Oprah Magazine and subsequent book of the same title.  She said the question offered … Continue reading What I Know for Sure: 50 Lessons Life Has Taught Me (Part I)

The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination

“Don’t change your body; change the rules.” — Jennifer Portnick Assumptions, stereotypes, stigmatizations and concomitant discrimination with regards to health and appearance abound, not only in the medical community, but in society at large, and especially within the employment context. Appearance discrimination is pervasive. Twenty-five per cent of obese employees say they regularly suffered negative … Continue reading The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination