Entries by Robyn Silverman

Progress from Imperfection: Making Room for Mistakes, Doubt and Risk Personally and Professionally

Women (and many men too) are notorious for aiming for perfect. Whether it’s in parenthood, the workplace, our looks or the overall appearance that we have it all together, imperfections are painted over with a broad brush. The result? Low risk. Low reward. Our lack of honesty with ourselves and others is hurting much more […]

The Hidden Message Nobody is Discussing: Sports Illustrated, Cheryl Tiegs and Ashley Graham

A few days ago, social media was atwitter with comments about the new Sports Illustrated cover featuring plus-model Ashley Graham. Cheryl Tiegs, former SI swimsuit model had criticized the magazine for putting Ashley Graham on the cover. Tiegs, who is now 68 years old, said; “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because […]

Dr. Robyn on GMA: Are Participation Trophies a Celebration of Mediocrity?

Good Morning America came to my house last night to ask me about a hot button topic discussed this morning on the show. http://abcnews.go.com/beta/Lifestyle/pittsburgh-steelers-james-harrison-back-sons-participation-trophies/story?id=33130650 James Harrison, football star on the Pittsburgh Steelers, is one tough linebacker.  He also has drawn a hard line when it comes to parenting.  On Instagram this past weekend, he reported […]

Can TopShop Ultra Thin Mannequins Affect Body Image of Girls & Women? Dr. Robyn Silverman on Good Morning America

I was interviewed for Good Morning America on Topshop’s decision to discontinue ordering ultra thin mannequins for their stores. Note: I love doing these segments. However, due to the short length of the segment, my quotes were spliced for time-sake and the initial sentence didn’t exactly reflect how I feel about the possible effects of […]