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Activism

I stumbled across this picture the other day on Facebook and shared it there, but I wanted to share it here, too. SOAM is inherently a feminist website, which makes it a political website, but I sometimes hesitate to get too overtly political here because so many of the women here hold such varying views [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

San Diego mamas! We're gathering on April 30th in person (location TBA) to share community, discussion, and to take a group photo of us, bellies bared, capes donned. These types of gatherings are deeply healing and empowering. I hope to see you there! More info at our Facebook page or at the #redefiningsupermom link above.

Categories: Activism, News, Redefining Supermom

Moms have so much pressure on them to be perfect all the time and I'm so done with that. I'm done trying to meet these unspoken standards. I'm done trying to fight the double standards. I'm just done. I'm taking back imperfect. Imperfect bodies, imperfect parenting, imperfect lives. That's what we need to strive for. [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News, Redefining Supermom

I stand with Planned Parenthood

I have used Planned Parenthood for yearly exams, for health issues, and for antibiotics when I've had a UTI. When I didn't have insurance, this was my only choice and I am SO GLAD that not only was I able to go there for my health care, but also that I have never experienced harassment [...]

Categories: Activism, News

OH FACEBOOK, YOU CRAZY WEBSITE, YOU. (FYI, trigger warning for sexually inappropriate comments.) So this woman has been the subject of controversy. Internet commenters (a.k.a. assholes) have accused her of lying, so she bared her stomach for all and showed the world the extra skin she has left from the weight she lost. I applaud [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News

Get Cliterate!

YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. YOU. GUYS. Or ladies. OR BOTH! The Huffington Post has this AMAZING piece on the clitoris complete with the history of our knowledge of it, the anatomy of it, and the political aspect of it. Like. Seriously. You need to read this. And then you need to tell all your friends [...]

Categories: Activism, Anatomy, My Own Ramblings, News

SOAM is here to help us learn how to love ourselves. Our focus here is body image after pregnancy, and we have had many mamas here talk about struggling with eating disorders. We try to learn how to love ourselves not only for ourselves, but so we can be living examples for the next generation. [...]

Categories: Activism, Eating Disorder, My Own Ramblings, News

End SOPA and PIPA

Today many websites are going black in protest of two bills currently before Congress. To protect our free access to information, I ask that you take a moment to go to Google and sign your name to this. You can also go to Wikipedia, which has shut down nearly all of its informational pages (give [...]

Categories: Activism, News

Flawz

I posted this over at Facebook the other night, but haven't had the time to share it here yet. It is fabulous. I have long noticed that it is those interesting bits - what a person might refer to as his or her flaws - which I find the most beauty in. A large nose, [...]

Categories: Activism, Body Image, News, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

Helping out Mamas in Need

It is humbling to me to step outside of my own brain for a little while and see women who suffer in much more basic and devastating ways than I do. Mothers in Haiti right now are likely not very concerned about what their bellies look like or if they should save for a tummy [...]

Categories: Activism, News