Body Image

Why Is Nobody Talking About the 56-Year-Old in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue?

  Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: Hooray for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This year, they chose to take a hint from reality and feature a variety of body types on its covers, including size 16 model Ashley Graham, … Continue reading

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This is your face on motherhood

Yes, I allowed Parents Magazine to publish the photo of me for millions to see. Yes, I am brave. The story is getting terrific reception on Facebook – almost 3,000 Likes and 320+ shares in the past few days alone. … Continue reading

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Has Breastfeeding Jumped the Shark?

Hell, no. Breastfeeding is everywhere these days. It seems you can’t swing a nipple shield without hitting a headline about a mom being shamed for nursing her baby in public; Alyssa Milano is tweeting about her milk being confiscated at Heathrow Airport while … Continue reading

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From Yo-Yo Dieter to CrossFit Queen

The following is an As Told To story I wrote for The woman speaking is popular blogger Roni Noone… I grew up hating my body. I remember my father pointing out that I was 10 or 20 pounds overweight … Continue reading

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Dear (Unretouched) Cindy Crawford

Dear (Unretouched) Cindy Crawford, Thank you. From the bottom of my cellulite-dappled ass and my spider vein-mapped legs, thank you. Thank you for the Valentine’s Day gift you bestowed on millions of everyday women with your real—and really quite exquisite—Marie Claire … Continue reading

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