Tagged: body image

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The Messages our Mothers Gave Us

For most of my adult life I have altered my hair color. I’ve dyed, bleached, highlighted, lowlighted, and balayaged the heck out of my hair all in an effort to hide my natural hair...

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Guest Post: The Language of Love

by Sarah S. “MOMMY’S HOME!” I cried, as I bounded down the stairs to the front door, while my parents quickly shuffled into the house from a date night. “Hi Sweetie!” she cried, scooping...

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Oprah, Weight Watchers and Loving Our Bodies

In the past few years, I’ve thought more than a couple times, “I’m so glad Oprah isn’t talking about her latest diet anymore.” I assumed she had learned to love her curvy figure. She...

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Performing Gender

A week and a half ago I cut my hair. A lot. I buzzed it to half an inch. My initial thoughts were, “Oh wow. There actually is some family resemblance between me and...

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The Best New Year’s Resolution I Ever Made

A couple years ago as it came time for New Year’s goals, I realized that I had made the same goal every year since I was thirteen—I would lose some weight (five pounds or...