Self & Body

Dear Ally, What Are You Still Waiting For?

August 15, 2014

Dear 24 Year Old, Size 8, Ally- I want you to stop cancelling vacations because you believe you are too fat and do not deserve to have fun.  Stop referring to yourself as a “fat ass” or “fat girl”. The baby weight is a natural part of your new status as a mother and does […]

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Dear Scared Girl…

August 6, 2014

I am not going to lie to you; the next ten years of your life will the the hardest years of your life. You will be beaten down, challenged, tossed around, stomped on and at times it will hurt so much that you will do nearly anything to get the pain to end, to make […]

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Body Love Live by Mary Lambert

March 17, 2014

I don’t think there is anything more to say.

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The Reality of Photoshop

February 16, 2014

We live in a society that is becoming increasing vocal and distrustful about the images we see. I’m so proud of us.

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Some Friday Fan-Girling: Fat Girl Dances

January 31, 2014

This is Whitney of the 107.5 KZL morning show Jared & Katie in Greensboro North Carolina, in a series Whitney calls, Fat Girl Dancing. I originally cringed at the title, andwas afraid it might be derogatory or demeaning or being used as a gimmick, so I purposefully didn’t click play on this video for two […]

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Emmie: Authentically Stylish

January 21, 2014

One of the biggest perks of running the Curvy Girl Guide is meeting some absolutely jaw dropping curvy fashionistas, and then getting to share them directly with you. I mean, what’s more inspiring than tangible beauty tips, tricks and pictures as it relates to your actual body? Move over Vogue, we got this. I was […]

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We Can’t Stop… Obsessing About Our Bodies

January 1, 2014

I could introduce this, but I think the creators do it best. By the end? I cheered. Now get me a sledge hammer! “Phat Miley doesn’t advocate living a deliberately unhealthy lifestyle of gluttony, but uses the overzealous images of indulging in both healthy and unhealthy foods as a tongue-in-cheek method of illustrating the need […]

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Teaching Sex Without Shame

November 12, 2013

I never thought, as the mother of a three year old boy, that I’d have to spend so much time angrily fighting for his future right to explore his sexuality without judgment. Sadly, the internet is full of articles shaming teenage girls for taking selfies in their bedrooms, arguing that homosexuality is a choice, and, […]

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Upcoming Curvy Girl Makeovers

September 24, 2013

Hotel robe and take-out sushi, thanks for the welcome, Seattle, I love you already! I am writing this from Seattle, on the day before another Curvy Girl Makeover, and it feels like Christmas Eve. Which only reinforces that I don’t want this feeling to end, so I’ve decided to not let it. Is it hard […]

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Recovering Skinny B*tch

August 2, 2013

Hi. I’m Amber. I’m a recovering Skinny Bitch. And by recovering, I mean, I live shakily in a tipsy world choosing whether to be a kind, open human being or a bite-your-head-off, snarky asshole. I’m 5’1”. I weigh 135 pounds. I’m a size 6, unless it’s winter and my workouts have taken a hit, then I slide into […]

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