Weightless

The Husband has been uncharacteristically quiet lately. Not in typical, every day conversation, mind you. He’s got plenty to say when Buttercup asks him to pretend he’s five of her princess dolls at

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The Search for What Is

 Hey, you … yes you. I have news for you: You are enough. For any of us, these are the three most moving words to absorb in order to find true, toe-curling joy, experience freedom, and

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How To Love My Beautiful Body

One of the secrets for embracing a life of joy is to accept yourself where you are at today.  This is a key step to being comfortable in your own skin.For women, we can find this difficult to do. 

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Learning to Love Our Reflections

Look in the mirror.Go ahead. Drop whatever you are doing and go find the nearest reflective surface.Now.Got one?Okay. Good. So do I.First, let me tell you what I see.Starting from the very top: Frizzy

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Choose Your Word

I recently had the chance to hang out with Holly Fulger and friends (and fellow Speaking of Beauty contributing writers) in Holly’s home in L.A. Don’t freak out if you happen to be aware of The Cali

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Do You See What I See?

This image is from a Tumblr account, shared in my tweet stream by one of my followers. I’m sharing it with you now and will let the image speak for itself.My breath catches in my throat every time

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Missing the Point of the Whole Revolution

A celebrity put on a few pounds and the media responds by calling her fat. Hardly surprising.She responds by posting half-naked pictures of herself on her site and confessing to the world that

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Invisible Nursing Woman

On May 11, I was honored to participate in Listen to Your Mother Philly. It was a life changing experience. I first published this piece on my blog.Before Baby, if you had one word to describe me,

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Beautiful as I am

I sat down for my conversation with Beautiful As I Am photographer Leslie Carpenter frazzled from a day of handling oozing poison ivy (Thing One), girl drama (Thing Two), and a smelly-turned-bathed

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Submission Guidelines

Inspired by what you see here at Girl Body Pride?Want to share your own story?Then bring it.Girl Body Pride is waiting for your words.Themes include:Body imageEating disordersMental illness/Health

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