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    Suit Up for Shameless Summer Fun

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    It’s that time of year again, when people of all shapes and sizes are terrified to put on a bathing suit. We fear not only what society might think of us but what we’ll think of our own reflection. The time has come to STOP the insanity! No, really, knock...
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    My Body is Not an Apology

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    For far too long I have apologized for my body. I’ve scrunched myself as tight as possible on airplane seats while my smaller seatmate sprawled out comfortably. I have squeezed myself into chairs so tight I was left with painful marks on my legs for long periods of time. I’ve...
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    Capture Motherhood

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      As mothers we tend to be the ones behind the camera capturing childhood. Yet think for a moment about your favorite childhood photo. Is it a photo of yourself? Or is it a photo of your mom holding you on your first birthday or your father teaching you how...
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    Love Your Big Butt

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    Last week a story went viral about Meghan Tonjes, an incredibly talented singer and clever Vlogger (video blogger), having a photo of her butt (wearing undies) taken down from Instagram. There was absolutely nothing indecent about her photo. The only difference between her photo, and most butt photos on Instagram,...
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    Fat Woman Running: A Journey to Body Love

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    I’m a fat woman. Running is not something that comes naturally to most people, let alone to me. When I started this journey, 6 weeks ago, I couldn’t remember running since my Freshman year of high school during P.E. class. Yet, twice a week I find myself putting one foot...
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    I’d Rather Be Fat Than Unhealthy

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    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

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    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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    #loveyourselfie

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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

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    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...