Hannah Pearlman

Hannah Pearlman is a creative-type who loves writing, nail art, and everything DIY. She is an alumna of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership program at Brandeis University and holds an MA in Jewish Leadership and an MBA in nonprofit management.

Blog posts

  • This week I learned about a blog that had taken up the mantle of “fat-shaming week.” For a week, this blog posted shaming and demeaning content about fat women. The stated reason behind fat-shaming week is that the fat-acceptance movement is attempting to change beauty standards, and that shouldn’t be allowed to happen. They believe that shame will get people to lose weight, and that will ultimately make people healthier and benefit society. Here are some titles of posts they published:

    • 5 Reasons Fat Girls Don’t Deserve Love
    • Always Take Photos of Fat Women
    • 5 Ways to Bully Fat Sluts on a Date

    I’ll let that sink in for a minute.

  • Changing my name is a choice that I can make. I can keep my name if I want, or change it, or come up with something entirely different. By deciding to take my soon-to-be-husband’s last name, I am naming a particular moment in my life, my transition from single to married. I am changing my name, not because that is what I am expected to do, but because I am signaling a unified partnership, as we are both helpers to each other. Adam isn’t naming me, like the birds and the beasts. I am claiming the power to name myself.

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