Category Archives for Guest Writer

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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The Go-To List for Girls

I have a confession to make.My career and passion is in the beauty business. I manage a salon and retail shop. But that’s not the confession.For most of my life I thought I was ugly. I used to be the

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Beautiful, and…

As a girl, my hair was not the color of Barbie’s.  My eyes were not the color of Barbie’s.  My boobs were not… they were just… not.  Moreover, I didn’t walk around on my tip

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Broken

I cannot conceive children. Well, not without medications, injections, doctors and about $15,000.00.I did not know this until I was 28, married and trying hard to be a mom before hitting 30. My body could

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The Overnight: Fighting Stigma & Suicide Prevention

I have mental illness.Before motherhood, major depression and anxiety. After the kids came, things have started to look quite a bit like bipolar 2. I’ve struggled with self-worth and body image issues

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Why I Chose To Regress Women’s Rights in Defiance

One of the questions I get asked most often at signings is why I chose to regress women’s rights in the city-state of Baalboden in DEFIANCE. I’ve heard everything from anger that I would regress

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Knots

In a recent email exchange with a certain family member about mental health (ok, my mental health), it didn’t take long before finding myself in familiar and somewhat frustrating territory.With

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Beauty Can’t Be Stolen

It was when I took my not-yet-five-year-old daughter to see the forensic doctor who would photograph her body and complete what is commonly referred to as a “rape kit” that I began to wonder if she

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