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Squats, Bends, and Pretzels: A Field Guide to Swimsuit Shopping

Swimsuit season is upon us. It is like Christmas for wellness-based pyramid schemes and women’s publications who ponder year after year: “What Lycra monstrosity should you deign to wear on your flawed, Rubenesque body?” I have been hyper-cognizant of swimsuit season ever since I was an adolescent coming of age in South Florida, where every day is summer and you are always minutes away from an awkward pool party thrown by some classmate named Tommy who wears too much Ck One and thinks your thighs are offensive. 1,069 more words

Motherhood

Challenging Perceptions of Ourselves

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Or rather, who do you see? How do you perceive the person standing there reflected in the glass? 706 more words

Eating Disorders

there's nothing wrong with normal

Yes, you read that right.

Anymore, I feel like we are constantly bombarded with messages: Be thinner. Be stronger. Be smarter. Be BETTER. Because if you aren’t going above and beyond, then you’re doing it wrong. 185 more words

Ranting and disputing and disagreeing, oh my.

I am getting so tired of mainstream media and their constant abuse of photoshop editing. I am getting tired of the notion that if I have stretch marks or cellulite or for god’s sake, even dark circles under my eyes that I am not beautiful. 292 more words

Healthy Living

Next Top Model?

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a model challenge at a local boutique. Models win by social media likes through Facebook. See full post here 233 more words

College

Not Afraid of Change

It is no lie that I rarely shop with brands that are afraid to overstep their bounds and use models of all sizes. When I mean all sizes it does not necessarily does not mean ones that are my size. 1,265 more words

The Kids Are Alright.

Stand back, I am about to open a can of worms…… Brace yourselves!

I am a total convert to this healthy, nutritious way of eating, right? 1,346 more words

Body Acceptance