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My Own Ramblings

We Believe Survivors

TW: Sexual Violence These past two weeks have been awful for so many survivors of sexual violence. To not only hear these triggering things being spoken of so often in the media, but to hear them being denied and erased, and to hear these survivors, particularly Dr. Ford, absolutely torn apart both in the media [...]

Categories: Activism, My Own Ramblings, News, Political, Sexual Abuse/Violence

You know my life has been hard recently. This is the most difficult year I've had to live though, actually. And I think that in times like these, we forget certain parts of our normal self-care, self-talk, or other skills we've learned along the journey. It's a strange sort of growth I've been doing in [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

The story written in your skin.

Do you remember about a year ago when this manifesto I wrote was published on GrokNation? It's a culmination of the lessons I've learned here with you all over the years. It's about how your skin is your Story, your memoir, the record of your life written on you. We want to be mark-free/society tells [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Join Us!

Help support SOAM and parents around the world by submitting your own photos and/or story here. Not only does sharing your story help to show the world what a postpartum body looks like, but it also helps to keep this website going and active and that helps keeps us able to do the work we [...]

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

Happy Birthday to SOAM!

This week marked TWELVE! years since I sat down and opened up SOAM while my big kid napped and my baby nursed. I can't believe how time has flown! The internet, the world in fact, is a wildly different place than it was 12 years ago. We have made some leaps forward in terms of [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Just checking in

Hello to you, my readers. I apologize for the lack of attention that I have been able to give to SOAM for a very long time now. In truth, it sits like a brick in my stomach and I try to avoid noticing because, frankly, there is nothing I can do about it right now. [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Happy Thanksgiving (and a message)

Dear readers, I am thankful for you. I am thankful for this space we have here where we can come to see that we are far from alone both in the way our bodies look and in the way we struggle to find love for ourselves and our bodies. Do you ever wonder how SOAM [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

In my Cyberfeminism class this semester we are reading an old hypertext fiction from the 90's about the female "monster" that Frankenstein began. In this hypertext, Mary Shelley finishes the creation and this is the story of Her, the Patchwork Girl. It's amazing. Has a lot to do with learning to piece yourself together and [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings

A brief update and something EXCITING!

I exist. I maybe ceased existing for a little while there dealing with heavy anxiety and a little depression on the side. But I exist again. I hope. School has started so I am ultra busy now but I will do my best to stay up to date here and with our various places on [...]

Categories: In the Media, My Own Ramblings, News

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