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When is Enough, Enough? (Anonymous)

Age: 37 Numbers of pregnancies and births: 3, births 1 Child’s Age: 4 I spent my youth and 20’s overweight and hating my body. I was a size 18. During a bad break up I gained an additional 15 pounds and for the first time it looked like size 18 would be too small. I [...]

Categories: Body Image, No Photos (Story Only)

Second Update (Bryana)

Original entries here and here. Children: #1) Rayden Wolfgang: Dec 12, 2005 #2) Cairo Sofia: June 23, 2009 Age: 22 I guess this submission isn’t really about me. I have posted twice before because I think this website is nothing short of amazing. It has inspired me to love my body, it’s “flaws” and all. [...]

Categories: Belly, Body Image, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Age:23 Pregnancies/Births: 2/1 (girl, 18 mos) I anguish over my loose skin and stretch marks. I have not gotten to a place of comfort or acceptance of my body, much less a place of pride over the story my ravaged body tells. I don’t understand how my husband can love such damaged goods, or how [...]

Categories: Body Image, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

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

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

Featured Photo 7/3/09

It’s been a long time since I have done a featured photo here, but this one came through and I had to share it. Uplifting and beautiful – thank you, Christina!

Categories: Belly, Body Image, Featured Photo, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

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

Female Anatomy

While I’m posting links about our personal bits, I wanted to share a link discussing basic anatomy. I’ve wanted to do this for some time now, because from time to time women posting here, either in submissions, or in comments, get the names of their body parts wrong. I feel like it is very common [...]

Categories: Anatomy, Body Image, Link

Diversity of Vulvas

This past Sunday, I was reading PostSecret and came across a secret about a woman’s feelings of shame over her hanging labia. It struck me as very similar to the feelings I had before I started this website. In response to the postcard, someone contributed a link to a post all about the diversity of [...]

Categories: Anatomy, Body Image, Link