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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 [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News, SOAM Weekly Photo

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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Exciting SOAM Anniversary News!

You guys. You guys. Can you believe SOAM is turning TEN this year? I am working hard to make some really exciting things happen this year in celebration. I'll share more news very soon, but for right now here's a summary of how you can participate and stay updated. 1. You can submit your story [...]

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SOAM Weekly Photo: Favorite Body Part

What a beautiful week this was! I don't think I can say it any better than the women who participated did so without further ado... From @claritybeam It's hard to pick a favorite. I love my body. It's done so many amazing things, like birth two big babies away from any hospitals or doctors, like [...]

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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

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

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

I got this message on Facebook today from a mama. So much strength and love to all of you mamas who are going through this or know someone who has. Lifting you up. Today October 13th is Metastatic Beast Cancer Awareness Day. I'm a mother. I breastfed 2 children. I have stretch marks and saggy [...]

Categories: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Mothers with Health Complications, News, No Photos (Story Only)