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Struggling to Accept My Body (Anonymous)

I have had two beautiful children, an 8 year old and 4 year old. I’m 34 now and I feel like since my second child and since hitting my 30’s my body is much different then it used to be. My breasts are much less full and perky and my stomach will never be as flat and tight as it once was. I look back on the body I used to have and am envious and wish I had appreciated it more back then!

I don’t know if I’ll ever get to a point where I feel that comfortable with my body but I appreciate how it carried and delivered my babies.

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Feminist Friday 4.15


I have just become an influencer over at Mogul (onmogul.com) which is an up and coming new website for women worldwide. I’m super excited about this opportunity because I love Mogul’s mission and the content I am seeing there so far seems to be really great quality. I love this short piece by Kelly Osbourne, and this post by Saundra Pelletier embodies so much of what I want SOAM’s influence on the world to be. So go check it out, sign up, and follow me. Can’t wait to help make the world a little better!

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Some links worth your while:
~This is an absolutely heartbreaking story about a home abortion in the days before it was legal.
~This is… a… thing… that happened? Guys try having periods.
~Five feminist documentaries to watch now on Netflix – anyone want to do a watch together and discuss?
~I’m not really 100% sure what’s going on here on Nintendo’s end of the story, but I think we can all agree that Gamer Gate is just the worst.

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Categories: Feminist Fridays, News

My Squishy Belly (Anonymous)

I just wanted to share the photo I just took of my son falling asleep squishing my belly. I have five children. He’s my youngest, almost 3yrs now. I had to have a hysterectomy and I haven’t been feeling the best since then. I don’t get many moments like this with him since I have been sick a lot lately. So I don’t like how my belly looks but I treasure this moment.


Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, hysterectomy, Postpartum, Submissions
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