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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

Refreshing!

Brigitte, a German magazine is banning all models and using women who represent a wider variety of body sizes and shapes! Dear, United States, please take note.

Categories: Activism, Link, News

Beauty in a Magazine

Thank you, Glamour, for this! She is beautiful. Even more so that someone in corporate got a clue that THIS is what we want (need) to see. Despite the fact that it was such a small photo, I am glad it was printed at all. Next step: bigger photo. (It does make me want to [...]

Categories: Activism, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, Link, News

Marks of Life (Shi)

~Your Age: 25 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 at time of writing this, currently now have three! ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: at the time my boys were 2.5 and 1 month old. They are now almost 5, 2.5, and 7months I wrote this back when you had [...]

Categories: Activism, Body Image, Collaborative, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

I was alerted to a certain anti-stretch mark article tonight by reader Sara. The author of this article had the gall to break copyright laws and steal my photograph of myself and my baby son which has been featured on this website for nearly three years. I have politely asked her to remove it. I [...]

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