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Uneven Breasts (Whitney)

Whitney emailed this to me via SOAM a couple of weeks ago, not knowing about TIAW. I asked her if she’d like me to post it here and she agreed. Posts like this are exactly what TIAW is for.

PCOS & Positivity (Sarah)

I posted a few years ago on TSOAM about my struggle with PCOS and infertility and being overweight as a newlywed. When you get married that’s the question on everyone’s lips… “When are you two gonna have a baby?”. I got so tired of giving phony baloney answers like “Oh, we aren’t ready” or “We’re […]

A Struggle Every Day (Heather)

Tubby. Fatty. Butterball. Elephant. Fatass. Jelly rolls. These are the names I’ve been taunted with. These are the titles I associated myself with rather than smart, funny, good friend, good listener, kind, and supportive. I was miserable. I felt undesirable as a friend, a girlfriend, and a future wife. Why would anyone want a fat […]

Inside and Out (DLH)

I am 20 years old. I am a size 8-10 (UK), 5’1”, and weigh around 9 stone (I used to be 8 and half), and have 30DD breasts and wide hips and a small waist. I’m a student at Oxford University and live in a small flat with my wonderful fiancé. I play the saxophone […]

Why Me? (Anonymous)

I am 24 years old… I have 3 wonderful sons (ages 6, 2, and 8 months), each a very bright light in my life. I suffer from fibromyalgia… and now, possibly MS. I am constantly going for more tests. This is my story, and my heartbreak… Why? Why did this happen to me? Why did […]

Seeing Hidden Things (Colleen)

Have you ever had one of those moments when something brilliant popped into your head, but by the time you go to write it down…it’s gone? That sort of happened to me with this post. I had a wonderful point to make, and the perfect words for it, but my computer was already off so […]

My Hormones Are a Trapeze Artist. I’m a Bearded Lady. (Holly)

When I was nine years old, my body began to change. I grew breast buds. I found hair on my yoni. I started to grow taller than I had ever been. And I began to get fat. I felt like that girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was scared. In the course of […]

This is Me (Bryana)

Age: 23 When I was 17, I thought I was a woman. I had the breasts, the curves, the “maturity”. Then I fell pregnant. I thought my body would fall apart. I wanted my “woman’s” body forever. But now, I look at myself with pride, I am now a woman. My husband Loves my body. […]

It has been a rough road, but I’m not ashamed of it. (L)

I don’t remember exactly what age or when I developed negative body issues. I almost feels as if I have had those issues all of my life… but if I were to be completely honest, I know that’s not true. I remember when I started to develop in middle school I would wear two pairs […]

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