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Frequently Asked Questions

July 7, 2006

Q. Does the photo have to be nude?
A. Absolutely not! I mention “nude” somewhere merely because most likely the photos we’ll show here are of parts that are generally hidden, but this site is here for you and so you send me whatever you want to show.

Q. Do I have to show my face?
A. Nope! Show whatever you are comfortable with! You may show your face if you choose to, but it won’t make a difference it you cut it out.

Q. What if my body did “snap right back”? Can I still send pictures in?
A. Absolutely! This website is for all women, everywhere, and that includes those sans stripes or loose skin. No airbrushing allowed, though! ;)

Q. How are we protected here at SOAM?
A. I have done as much as I can to keep this a safe haven. I moved from Blogger several months after the inception of the site to offer a direct uploading option here. Before that, images had to be uploaded to imageshack.us or the like. This way, they aren’t floating around out there – they go directly to my files where only I can see them until they get posted. I also screen every comment individually to make sure it is supportive and relevant (and not spam!). At our Flickr group, I check each and every member to ensure they are legit before allowing them access to the group. It’s not perfect – and it IS still the internet – but I do take several steps to make our little spot on the web cozy and secure for all of us here.

Q. Do you post every entry?
A. Generally, yes. I think there has been only one entry I turned down for a reason I can’t remember and one photo I omitted because it seemed too inappropriate for the site. I am not a fan of censorship, and for the most part I will post any relevant and legitimate entry sent to me. This is a place for YOUR voice, not my version of it. :)

Q. Do you edit the entries?
A. No. I post them as they are sent to me. Even if I had time to fix grammar, there are many instances in which I may not know exactly what was meant and I would not begin to guess at another’s thoughts. Occasionally, I will see a simple and obvious typo and will fix it, but for the most part, entries should be proofread before you hit submit.

Q. I submitted my pictures a few days ago, why haven’t I seen them posted yet?
A. I generally have a backlog of about two weeks to get through, so be patient and I will post it as soon as I get to it in the queue – promise!

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2 Responses to “Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. karrie Says:
    July 9th, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    This is such a fantastic idea! Thank you thank you thank you! I gained and lost 100 lbs, so my stretchmarks look like I was mauled by rabid tigers. I’ll happily submit pics this evening.

  2. Anonymous Says:
    July 24th, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    I am awed… I’ve never been pregnant, but I’m gearing up to start trying in the next few months, and one of my fears is whether or not I’ll recognize my body when it’s all said and done. I’m scared of the transformation, but looking at these pictures and reading these stories have moved me almost beyond words. Carrying a child is truly inspires awe, and I have discovered a powerful new appreciation for mothers, and Mother Nature. Thank you so very much.

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