Review: Ugly by Robert Hoge

Maybe it was my conservative Midwest upbringing, or the fact that I was raised by a very reserved family, but I was always taught that it’s not polite to stare, you never call someone ugly and while others might be different, you just don’t talk about it. So when I heard Robert Hoge on NPR talking about his book “Ugly”, it […]

Episode 19 – Ugly

On this episode of Nerd Of Paradise we continue the topic of Body Image by talking to author Robert Hoge. Robert’s memoir “Ugly” recounts his time growing up being “ugly and disabled.” We talk about beauty, bullying, disability, Star Trek and Abed from Community! Read Robert’s list of 5 Things You Can Say to Someone with […]

Episode 18 – Body Image

In this ‘very special episode’ of Nerd of Paradise we tackle the important issue of Body Image. We live in a society that floods us with unrealistic expectations of what our bodies should look like and it can lead to detrimental results. But, we live in a time where we can change that! In this […]