Category Archives for Health

Desperately Seeking Skinny: Why We Need to Change Our Focus for Lasting Change

The sculpture Bronskvinnorna (The women of bronze) by Marianne Lindberg De GeerI recently received an email from a reader asking for help. She hates dieting but loves diet Coke (not because it’s diet,

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Self-Loathing and Chocolate

I trip over spoken words. So when I woke up a few months ago depressed, upset, and not quite sure why feelings of inadequacy always make me feel so heavy and like I’m disappearing at the same time, my

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This is My Brave – Opening Up About Mental Illness

The holidays are coming up and for me this time of year is always bittersweet. The end of October marks the anniversary of my postpartum psychosis experience. Leaves changing to shades of yellow, orange

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GBP Showcase: The Tilt Shifts Reality

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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The Fat Rash

I have a rash in the fold between my stomach and my lower stomach. Okay, that may not be accurate. Maybe it is between my lower stomach and the top of my foof – what I call the little puffy pouch of

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GBP Showcase on: Body After Baby? Bullshit!

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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…Sincerely, 30something & Premenopausal in Maine

This is what happened when I ran out of my hormone supplement. The eczema flare began fading as soon as I started up again.This is one of those times where I really have no fucking clue how to begin. So

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The Body Image Alternative World

I choose a photo shop free reality.I am always happy to see women angry enough to vent their frustration out at the media portrayals of women both on the journalism side and the advertising side of things.

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The Moral of the Story Is Stop Reading Magazines

Reading about the latest body image flap created by Seventeen magazine makes me thank God I don’t have a girl. Really, what I’m thanking Him for is that I don’t have a 53% chance of dealing with

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In Which We Say to Hell with Resolutions (the Vlog)

I wrote the following as a post for Girl Body Pride and meant for it to be posted and just walk away. But I’m being told the words I wrote don’t suck and that I should share them and read them and

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