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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

Frumpy and Angry! (Anonymous)

Im 22 and have a 3 year old daughter... she wasn't at all planned.. but my ex wasn't a very nice person either, I do not regret her she I my world! See this relationship was horrible I was like a possession not a equal human being, I was treat like dirt hit and often [...]

Categories: First Pregnancy, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Spousal/Partner Abuse, Submissions

The Gift I Took for Granted (Anonymous)

When I was 12 I feel in love with a man, M. He was 18 and did not even know I was alive. But as I grew he finally took notice. When I was 15 he ask me on a date I was over the moon. While on this date his ex shows up and [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Mothers with Health Complications, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions

Stretch Marks and All (limiwa)

Age: 27 Pregnancies: 3 (miscarried 2nd pregnancy at 10 weeks) Births: 2 Children: boy 8 years, girl 3 years I just found this site a few weeks ago, and have found such comfort in the stories and pictures I have read and seen so far. Every woman has a story to tell, each as important [...]

Categories: Belly, Hips, Homebirth, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions, Surgical Scar (Non-Cesarean)

Just Me (Anonymous)

I've been pregnant twice and have a fantastic "5 and 3/4 year old" daughter. I'm 38, 5'2", and 140 pounds, which puts me right at the beginning of the overweight BMI category [per World Health Organization]. With my ribcage measuring at 30" and bust at 39", my bra size is a preposterous 30-I, or 32-H, [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions

age - 24 2 pregnancies, 2 births 4 1/2 years, and 2 years. Well, I guess it starts with middle school. My ex-stepfather was an older man who was very manipulative. He mental abused my mom, and treated my brother & I worse. My mom would work 2 jobs, & he would gamble her money [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Second Pregnancy, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions, Suicide or suicidal thoughts

Age: 21 Number of pregnancies/births: 2 pregnancies/1 birth Age of baby/how far postpartum: 5 weeks I was born short and fat, and stayed that way for my entire childhood and teen years. I started middle school at 4'10" and 160lbs. Both of my parents, as well as most of my family in general, are overweight, [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions, Update

Loving What Is (Anonymous)

I am a sexual abuse victim. I lost a baby at 16 weeks when I was only 16 years old. I have had many years of self loathing. I can still here the ridiculing comments that were made about my body. I was ugly,dirty,the defect. When I saw what other women looked like I drew [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions

About a year ago, six weeks after giving birth to my son, I posted my first entry. It's been a tough and fun year and yet again my body has changed a lot. I am still breastfeeding and that has helped me lose all my pregnancy weight, without any effort on my part. That was [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions, Update

I was 14 years old and dateing this 16 year old guy. we were going out for about 2 months, and he invited me over to his house while his parents where away. i was kinda sketchy about it, but i trusted him, so i decited to go to his house. while we where in [...]

Categories: Adoption, Belly, First Pregnancy, Plus-Sized Mom, Postpartum, Pregnant, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions, Teen Mom, Update