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My Own Ramblings

This is technically off topic for SOAM, but it's relevant to way too many people so I hope you don't mind me sharing this here. Skip to the last paragraph if you want to go directly to the BlogHer post I've written. A few weeks ago I posted this as part of the SOAM Weekly [...]

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Happy Mother's Day to all of you. Happy Mother's Day to the motherless mothers and to those whose mothers are not safe enough to have a relationship with. Happy Mother's Day to those mothers who have lost their babies or who have had trouble conceiving. Happy Mother's Day to all the adoptive and foster mothers. [...]

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Is Feminism Still Relevant?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRSElRTeflM New vlog for you over at our YouTube Account.

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Week 10: Imperfection

(Before I go on, take a second to go and join our mailing list for a chance to WIN FREE THINGS! Also, you know, so you can stay on top of all the awesome stuff happening here at SOAM this year.) (And one more thing - go check out this announcement for details on the [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News, PTSD, SOAM Weekly Photo

I did a vlog thing

https://youtu.be/EsLTjfFDuxU In preparation for some bigger things coming up this year, I apparently vlog now, too. Believe me, I'm just as surprised as you are.

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I Love: Not Being Depressed

For this week's #soamweeklyphoto theme of #love my first thought, naturally, was of my children. But I wasn't sure how to encompass all of that emotion and experience of these two small people who have so utterly changed me and capture it all in one meaningful photo. I considered a screencap of me face-timing with [...]

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Week 5: Silhouette

A silhouette is our shadow, but with substance, with ourselves not removed. We can look at our outlines only, at those parts of ourselves which touch the reality that surrounds us. To photograph our silhouette is to focus on the lightness beyond which highlights our own darkness. This might sound like a big downer, but [...]

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Week 2: Scars

Wow. Such a beautifully powerful week. I love watching people grow and learn to love who they are and the skin they are in. I was going to write a post for this, but then I remembered that years ago I'd already summed up everything I wanted to say today when I was writing for [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News, Own Your Beauty, SOAM Weekly Photo

Art by Babies (Bonnianne)

This is me. Your SOAM host. This was a big deal for me to share. I wrote a little bit about it on Instagram: I created SOAM almost ten years ago and I don't think I've ever felt as naked as I do right now in sharing this photo. And I'm pretty sure I've actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

I feel like selfies get a bad rap these days. When I was in college (the first time) and taking photography classes, I discovered Cindy Sherman and her whole thing was selfies, although not known by that name. It was her job to take selfies. Frida Kahlo is also widely respected for her selfies. And, [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News, SOAM Weekly Photo