1 day ago
Kudos to Disney!
Who says we’re not making a difference!
It’s so cool not only when we make our voices heard, but when we can generate a complete shift in attitude from one of the largest companies in the world.
Here’s a quick recap for those not in the know.
Last May, Disney produced an episode of “Jessie” in which they portrayed a gluten-free character as weak and nerdy and bullied him by throwing pancakes at him. It was beyond awful. You can read all about it here.
The show was released On Demand a few days before it was set to air on TV. To make a long story short, a fellow celiac got wind of it, she created a change.org Petition, she sent me the link, I wrote a blog post and from there all hell broke loose.
It was picked up by...
4 days ago
Are We Hurting Our Own Cause?
This is not a call to digital arms. I don’t want everyone swarming Jimmy Kimmel’s Facebook and Twitter pages with angry messages. (But if you still want to hit Fallon’s for his idiotic skit, I’m all for it.)
This post is not about him…it’s about us and our role in how “gluten-free” is being perceived in the public eye.
I want you to watch the video above (or you can watch it here).
Ignore the joke about how gluten-free people are a bunch of d***wads. That refers back to an earlier joke in the show with the always funny Tom Hanks.
And ignore the joke about how he’s not even sure gluten exists. He’s just being a wise-ass, which is his brand of humor (and mine).
What I would like you to do is check out Jimmy’s face at...
I assure you I don’t ask this question for personal reasons.
As a matter of fact, it took me ten minutes to come up with the above title to make sure I used the least offensive terminology as possible. Out of the 20 slang words I came up with, I think “boob” plays it safest.
I received an email recently that from a fellow celiac who, because of a “lack of a rack” (her words…not mine), suffered an injury during a mammogram. Nothing to laugh at for sure, but the way she tells it is pretty darn entertaining. And she wanted to know if perhaps her small chest was common among celiacs.
So read on and let us know how…ummmm…if…ummmm…what…ummmm. Do you have small boobs or not????When I was diagnosed two years ago, I spent a good deal of time on Celiac forums. I read some great stuff...
10 days ago
Stop Spreading Fear: Part 1
Dude note: I’m breaking this post into two parts due to sheer laziness. This is a topic that needs some some serious discussion. But since I’m on vacation, I’m only going to scratch the surface today and then will delve deeper next week.
Fear sells folks. And we’re buying it by the bucket loads.
Let’s take a look at some of the headlines from just the last few days:
- Can Going Gluten Free Protect You From Brain Diseases?
- Are You Allergic to Exploding Gluten?
- Gluten Threatens ALL Humans.
- Diet Coke is NOT Gluten Free.
That last one really bugged the hell out of me.
Why? Because it’s total BS. But if enough people read it and the word spreads, the damage is done.
Coca Cola says Diet Coke is gluten free. Countless celiac experts say Diet Coke is gluten free.
Then why does this one...