I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE, BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WOMAN?

Have you ever thought about what picture you would want to see of yourself on a “Missing Person” or “Person of Interest” poster?  Don’t think me morbid, it’s just another bizarre thought that recently popped into my head so I decided to share....more

Warrior Mom, Mountain Climber

I slept for almost 13 hours last night after climbing 4.2 miles and 4,300 feet up to the summit of Mt Washington for Climb Out of the Darkness yesterday. 13 glorious hours. And as I massage my sore muscles, I am struck by the fact that I just accomplished an amazing feat....more

Your Body is a Canvas

Lets face it. We all hate something about our bodies. Every one of us. I hate my tummy. I hate my flabby underarms, and my butt is flat.  But, I got some killer legs and awesome breasts. How can women look at themselves and find something about them that they love?...more

What is "normal"?

Mekayla Diehl, who didn't win Miss USA, is trending her "normal" butt off. She's being praised for walking out on stage in a bikini, despite not being as thin as the other contestants. There are so many things weird and a little bit wrong about this. First, I can't believe Miss USA is still on the air. These women are all beautiful, articulate, and well groomed to be in a beauty pageant, or become a trophy wife. Not to say Miss USA contestants don't go on to do wonderful things post pageant, but what you look like in a bikini is relevant...never, in real life....more
Denise I know. ;)more

Getting naked for a cause

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Jelly Belly Kelly

I was a fat kid. I got picked on, even by my own friends sometimes. But mostly from the boys, or the really skinny girls. I'm talking elementary and middle school KIDS. I was called "jelly belly kelly", "butterball", and any fat name a kid could think of. But I never really cared or let it get to me, or at least I thought... ...more

I Remind Myself Everyday That My Body Belongs to Me

I clearly remember the first time I realized that my body was being viewed sexually by my male peers. I was in middle school. I had hardly entered my teen years and I never walked out of my front door freely again....more
laurie Slowly, but surely I hope to see change. You have to be willing to deal with a lot of ...more

“The fears that once controlled me can't get to me at all” – I love this line from the Sound track to Frozen.

**Update on the swimwear line I "fearlessly" :), launched on kickstarter, the story just got featured on ABCNEWS!! http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/back-coverage-bathing-suit/story?id=23931806      I am so glad that I felt the fear and did it anyway!**...more
inspiration2014 Great! I am glad I can add even a tiny bit to push you towards your destiny! I ...more

All the things they said

“Oh you have such skinny arms. Such little skinny arms.”It was an off-handed comment to my daughter, while a lab tech was putting a blood pressure cuff on her arm. “Mommy, look how skinny my arms are! They’re weak and skinny.”...more

I Ran 40 Miles Last Month, and I Still Don't Believe in Myself

I want to get in shape like crazy. I want my figure back: I want my waist back, and I want my thighs back. I want to be able to run without being in pain. I want there to be actual, strong muscles in my legs. I want to be able to wear a sleeveless dress without marveling at the girth of my arms. I am so insanely frustrated, I could cry. ...more