Self & Body

You Be The Judge

April 23, 2013

I have 42 dresses clawing for space in my closet these days (coincidentally, that’s one for every year of my life). People have made assumptions about what that means, but the simple truth is that I own 42 dresses because that’s how many I’ve found that fit me. Just like those girls (and by those […]

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On Being Ugly

April 18, 2013

Just living is inherently beautiful. Amen.

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Dove Real beauty Sketch Campaign

April 16, 2013

What would your portrait look like?  

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Plus Size Mom In A Bikini On National TV? Yes.

March 26, 2013

Yesterday, Brittany, Amber, and I spent the day prepping and being interviewed for a story to be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow. Why?, you ask. Because Brittany dared to show her plus size body in a bikini on the internet. After her post went viral, was syndicated on Huffington Post, and she was featured […]

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Triple Dare: Put On A Bikini, Take A Photo Of Yourself, Publish It On The Internet

March 18, 2013

When Brittany told me this weekend that she A) bought a few bikinis, B) was going to have her picture taken wearing said bikinis, and C) post those pictures on the internet, way too many emotions flowed through my heart. I love my dear friend, and because I love her, I was immediately D) scared […]

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This Is Not A Code For “Fat.”

March 13, 2013

Be Heard is a collection of reader-submitted articles, published anonymously or with the author’s name associated. We encourage you to read what fellow readers have to say and support them with words of encouragement or advice. It is not easy to expose your thoughts and feelings to the world as our Be Heard authors are doing. Be Heard articles are […]

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Dove Launches A Beauty Sneak Attack With Photoshop

March 8, 2013

Don’t you wish you could be a part of a marketing team that did such thought-provoking things with the goal of changing people’s minds that it becomes one of the most talked-about POSITIVE body image campaigns? The very smart, very brave, very conscious folks of Ogilvy Toronto, the parent company of Dove in Canada, did […]

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To Thine Own Self Be True

March 5, 2013

At some point, I stopped sizing up every other woman when I walked into the room. I stopped doing the once-over, the not-so-casual (or innocent) head-to-toe inspection of every woman I saw. At some point, it stopped being a competition. For years, it was a head game of who had the best hair, the best […]

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Skincare Through the Ages: Your 40s

February 27, 2013

Hello friends! This will be the last post in the Skincare Through the Ages series. I’m wrapping it up with what I hear is the best age, 40-something women! (At least according to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which in the most recent episode exclaimed that “40 is the new 20!”)  I just turned 33, […]

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Skincare Through The Ages: Your 30s

February 6, 2013

I had relatively few skincare problems until I entered my 30s. But when I turned 30… man, I wished for my perfect 20-something skin. It all started when I got pregnant at 30. Pregnancy does a real number on your skin! I did experience the so-called pregnancy “glow” but I also had a horrible case […]

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