Category Archives for inspiring women

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 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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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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How to Wildly Succeed in Your Life’s Work

Tama Kieves was a Harvard-trained corporate lawyer doing what Harvard-trained corporate lawyers are “supposed” to do, when she realized her soul wanted to write books and poetry and help people find

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GBP Showcase: A Weigh In on Shame

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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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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Manifesto: The Giant Ball Pit of Life

Just before school ended I agreed to attend our 6th grade field trip to the City Museum in St. Louis. It’s the second time I’ve been onthis trip and only missed last year due to last minute stuff,

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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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Because Inner Strength is a Thing

Maybe it sounds like bullshit when someone else says that things happen for a reason and in their own time and when they are meant to.And maybe it’s true but the things you are wanting to happen haven’t

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On Manifestos: Create Something

Whatever it is that’s going on with me I am feeling braver by the minute. There’s power in writing and claiming words and beliefs. This started out as an homage to being a girl and figuring out how

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