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Boys Struggle With Body Image Issues Too

​If you’re a woman, chances are there was a point in your life when you began critiquing your physical appearance—your weight, your hips, your stomach, your thighs. For some girls, it’s a non-issue and they grow up with a healthy view of their body. For others, it can spiral into severe eating disorders and body […]

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Tess Holliday Just Made the Cover of ‘SELF’ — and as a Plus-Size Mom, I’m Crying Happy Tears

Image Source: Catherine Servel for SELF This morning, I received an email about a product being marketed to new moms. It was a fitness belt designed to help women “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy figures, with the hopes of helping these women reclaim their desirability. As a plus-size mom who has spent the past two […]

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Being treated as the “fat friend” almost convinced me that I’d never find real friendship

Being treated as the “fat friend” almost convinced me that I’d never find real friendship August 1st is National Girlfriends Day. My childhood pediatrician promised my concerned mother that my baby fat would soon melt off into the softer curves of puberty, but the development of my hips and breasts only created more places for […]

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This Postpartum Photo Series Celebrates The Beauty Of Women’s Bodies

In a world of airbrushed and photoshopped pictures, social media filters, celebrity postpartum transformations, and unrealistic expectations for postpartum women, there isn’t much representation of what postpartum bodies really look like. But photographer Julie Worthy of Petite Chérie Photography is using her photography to highlight just how beautiful mothers’ bodies are. Her most recent photo […]

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