By Kelly Burch - Most women have decided it is better to apologize too often than to risk not saying “sorry” enough.
I was boarding a flight from Chicago to Boston with my 18-month-old daughter when the apologies began.
“Sorry,” she said, as we bumbled down the aisle, brushing against passengers who were already in their seats. “Sorry.”
As we made our way to the back of the plane, the baby ... [Read More]
By Alison Tedford - I felt trapped for far too long, held captive by my own preoccupation with the number displayed on my bathroom scale. On particularly dark days, it seemed to glow brighter than the hope in my heart. Staring at it had the same effect as an eclipse, overshadowing any redeeming quality about myself. It seems unlikely that something that is powerless when I ... [Read More]
In 2013, when Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional “before” and “after (bearing three children)” photo it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. ... [Read More]
By Brittany Policastro - I was 21 years old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn’t have an abbreviation, it doesn’t roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum. Anyway, enough with the stalling. I’ve been putting off writing this post for about a year now, ... [Read More]
I’m done with them in real life. I’m done with them on social media.
Despite what others—including myself in the past—have said, you can escape middle school. All you have to do is leave. I’m leaving.
This has been a really hard year for me with a lot of personal pain. How I cope with it and survive it depends on me. I finally understand something my mother always said: “You can’t change other people, ... [Read More]
"At times like these, people ask 'How do we make sense of this?' I say we don’t. To make sense of it means to understand, to comprehend, to relate somehow and that’s not acceptable to me. So what DO I believe?" Ciara Gogan took to her Facebook page to answer this question through a profound and powerful piece, in ... [Read More]
By Christine D’Ercole - When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. After years of dancing I finally became aware that I was never cast in any piece that was costumed in a short tutu. This was because my thighs were twice the size of those of all the other little girls around me. In spite of trying to minimize myself by ... [Read More]
Consider this… when you're looking down at your cell phone the angle of your spine "is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old child sitting on your neck." And that's not the only physiological (or psychological) thing happening. From increases in myopia (or nearsightedness), to the creation of a "compulsion ... [Read More]