Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Book News: We're Writing One! Help Us By Sharing Your Input.

We're excited to announce that we have signed a deal with HCI to write a book about body image, pregnancy, and new motherhood.

It's no secret that we are pretty frustrated with all the appearance-related pressures facing pregnant women and new moms. Our book will explore those pressures, dispel some myths, and provide practical advice to help women cope with all the "lose the baby weight" messages without losing their minds. And that's where you come in.

We're calling on our network of readers, friends, and colleagues to share your experiences and opinions. Would you take a few minutes and fill out one of our surveys? Please add your comments within the surveys if our questions don't get to everything you want say on the topic!

Take this survey if you are a woman who does not have children yet or you do not plan to have children

Take this survey if you are currently pregnant

Take this survey if you are a mother who has given birth and you are not currently pregnant

Take this survey if your partner has given birth or she is currently pregnant

Three more ways you can be part of this project:

1. Contact us if you are willing to be interviewed for the book.
2. Forward this link to others who might be interested.
3. Publish this link on your blogs and websites and in your newsletters.

Thanks a million, people! As always, we appreciate your support and encouragement. We'll keep you updated on our progress as we move closer to the release date, which will be sometime in Fall 2009.


Shaping Youth said...

Congrats, Claire! Love it...I wrote a piece for WIC long ago called "Motherhood in the millenium, new roles, new rules" back when I was sorting it all out and mistakenly believing I could 'do it all' as a writer with a home office, etc. because 'infants sleep alot' yadayada... riiiiiiight. Add THAT to the mythology of motherhood!

Looking forward to your effort, feel free to pick my brain from our body image category, as we've been researching the impact of our appearance-based culture on wee ones for about 3 years now for our film, "Body Blitz: Media, Shaping Youth"

Amy Jussel
Founder/Executive Director

Tracee said...

Totally linked you up! Congrats on the book deal.

Claire said...

Thanks, Amy and Tracee!

Julia Barry @ In Her Image said...

Congrats! I've got your info on my blog and would love to be in on the rest of the conversation - the work you ladies do is so important and I thank you!


slayground said...

I have linked to this post in my interview with Claire. I also responded personally to the appropriate survey.

Shannon Cutts said...

I am so excited you will be part of the HCI family - my book "Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back" is coming out with HCI this February 1st...very auspiciously on Super Bowl Sunday. ;)

Thanks for all you do - you are appreciated!
Shannon Cutts