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    I’d Rather Be Fat Than Unhealthy

    l l I’m a big girl.  I know this and anyone who has spent time with me knows it. There’s no amount of black clothing that can camouflage the fact that I’m….fat. l I used to be pretty ashamed of my size and was the queen of hiding 75% of my...
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    3 Takeaways from The Body Love Conference

    1. Jes Baker is a bad-ass! I first learned about Jes from her, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls…So I Will, article. “You’re allowed to fall in love with yourself. I promise. This will be the scariest thing you will ever do, and that’s okay. It will also be...
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    My journey to body love has been paved with a lot of risk taking.  When I was 6 months postpartum I stripped down for a liberating boudoir photo shoot and just yesterday I joined The Today Show’s #loveyourselfie project. I took a photo of myself without any makeup on and...
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    The Cardboard Courage Project

    Recently women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages came forward to participate with the Cardboard Courage project. This project aims to redefine the beauty standards that the media keeps pushing upon us.  By stripping down, these women were empowered to stand courageously behind the messages they held up.  Messages of...
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    The Minus Size Mother

    Heidi Faith is the woman behind Still Birthday, where those who have suffered a pregnancy loss receive compassion and support.  I turned there following my miscarriage in 2012.  Heidi exudes grace and beauty and that is abundantly clear within her post entitled, The Minus Size Mother. l When Heidi shared...
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    When a Shock Jock Tried to Fat Shame Me

    Tom Leykis is a shock jock who makes a living belittling others.  Today on Facebook he shared my Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook (PSMM) page and commented, “You know what to do.” Just a few of his followers headed over to my page to spread negativity and they were quickly banned....
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    Love Letter to an Internet Bully

    As a blogger and owner of a popular Facebook page I’ve come under attack by internet bullies many times.  The main reason these bullies are attracted to me is because I’m a fat woman empowering other fat women to love and respect their bodies.  As if it’s a radical notion that women of size can not only...
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    The Bully from Within

      In our daily lives we are blasted with messages that say we’re not good enough.  From the billboards we see during our commute to the obnoxious Facebook ads touting a quick fix diet.  What if I told you there’s a bully worse than the media or that person who tormented you...
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    10 Tips for Body Love

        Life is too short to hate your body! Below are 10 tips for body love. 1. Each morning look in the mirror and say, “I’m beautiful!” You may not believe yourself at first but in a short amount of time you will. 2. Always wear cute panties.  Trust me,...
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    Share Your Cardboard Courage

    In February of 2013 a few women from the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs (PSMM) community decided to strip down and share empowering messages about their bodies.  This lead to the Cardboard Courage blog article that has received over 40,000 page views.  Each time this article has been shared via social media,...