Originally posted August 17, 2015 on
I totally agree. My son goes to school with a uniform, and the girls there actually find new and ...more

The Day I Stopped Caring About My Offensive Boobs

We’re just back from (partially) summering in Buenos Aires, which probably sounds a lot fancier than it actually is.  I’m still in a sleep-deprived fog and feeling lots of the feelings these days.  I actually blame it on the Spanish-dubbed version of “Inside Out” that we saw while we were down there.  P.S.- In case you were wondering, the Spanish-speaking version of Lewis Black sounds EXACTLY the same.  He should definitely consider calling himself Luis Negro…...more

"Real Beauty" & "I'm No Angel": They're Selling You

Dear World,You've probably seen the Dove "Real Beauty" campaigns showing plus-size women laughing and smiling in their underwear. Or the new Lane Bryant campaign "I'm No Angel". The second is a particular smart marketing move. Women all over are posting pics and using the hashtag invented by Lane Bryant #ImNoAngel. Wait...did I say marketing move? Yes, marketing move. ...more

More Than An Object

Not too long ago, I went out on a date. I am not somebody who goes out often, so this date was didn't surprise anybody more than it surprised me.  At a casual lunch spot, my date and I stood in line to order our food. My eyes scanned the menu and my brain was filled with diet advice and qualifications about each and every food item. Should I order the salad? Maybe, but I'll have to order it without dressing. Can I order a sandwich? What if I have had too many carbs today?...more

Anyone Ever Been Made Fun of For Their Looks?

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5 helpful tips to bring back your boobs after baby

By the time you hit your second trimester, you were probably loving your suddenly huge stripper boobs (most women increase by one or two cup sizes during pregnancy).  And then your milk came in, and they briefly doubled again.  But now that your hormones and your baby’s feeding schedule have plateaued, the ‘girls’ seem to be deflating (in a sad and droopy way), and the realization can be quite depressing.  This is especially true for women who had C cups (or larger) to beg...more

See yourself different

           So for many years, as long as I can remember it's been a struggle to have the ideal body image. You see beautiful girls with amazing bodies all over TV and social media. Unfortunately this usually leads to comparison....which then leads to insecurities. I have come to a conclusion. That conclusion is, we all have a choice. A choice to live with discipline or regret. Transformation will only start with discipline. Most of us have had children or maybe gained a few extra pounds as the years passed by....more

8 Things Donald Trump Should Know About Menstrual Shaming

It didn’t take 28 days for the political circus to get bloody awful. Two days after a televised debate, a male candidate, Donald insulted female news anchor Megyn Kelly by subtly remarking that she must be on her period. If our Founding Fathers had foreseen such ugly stains on their fertile new country, they would have grabbed the first protective vessel back to the motherland of England....more
larkindesign AlexandreaMerrell We will have to agree to disagree.  I watched the clip and it was ...more

Body Shaming and Eating Disorders - My Story

Two fingers and no gag reflex makes for a lot of work if you want to be bulimic.Wait, no one wants to be bulimic, but it happens. The more we shame society in any way. The more we teach our children they are not as good as that airbrushed celebrity. The more we open more doors to disorders like these. Let’s do something. Let’s Stop! ...more

Menopause Infographic - Weight Gain

Welcome to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Pants!If you’re anything like me, you woke up one morning and suddenly nothing in your closet fit. Has an alien mysteriously entered your closet during the night and shrunk all your clothes?...more
I got hit with a double whammy - menopause plus hypo-thyroid.  I put on 30 pounds seemingly ...more