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Fit bodies, and our way of looking

I’m in Club la Santa in Lanzarote for a week’s training in the mountains. It is a sports resort used by a lot of athletes for warm weather training. 289 more words

we won!

We won another award! We won a MIN Editorial and Design Award for the Feature “I Am Beautiful” (May/June 2016). Yay, team!

Full credits (& more work) … 11 more words


Role models

We’re never good enough. We always want something more. Why?
Today as usual I was going through a couple of my favorite YouTubers and I watched a video about our perception of others’ body image. 551 more words


This Cuban dance troupe proves that beautiful dancing does not depend on a dancer’s shape

A professional dance troupe for dancers with obesity recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in Cuba.

The popular troupe, called Danza Voluminosa (Voluminous Dance), aims to shatter stereotypes about body image and beauty. 38 more words

Hands Off My Body!

Yesterday I received a text from a really close friend, upset because people have been remarking that she looks ‘big’ for 4 months pregnant. I mean, really? 431 more words


Halfway house

For months now, I’ve been intensely focused on being comfortable with minimal activity and noise, so I can hear the internal dialogues I’ve been evading for all my life. 779 more words

Self-discovery Blues

They're Not "Just Boobs" to Me

“They’re just boobs.”

More than one well-meaning friend or acquaintance has uttered that or a similar statement in an attempt to comfort me, minimize the anxiety I feel as I face a bilateral mastectomy. 1,167 more words

Breast Cancer