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Weekly Awesome 9.28

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest     I got nothing else for you. Also this post is one day late. Basically, I suck. Actually, on Monday I had a health issue caused by the incredible amounts of stress I’ve been under this year and I’ve been trying to catch up and recover since then. […]

Money = Health?

Before I go on, I must insist that you read the disclaimer and/or understand that this entry and the one that inspired it are not promoting unhealthy lifestyles just because we advocate loving all sizes and shapes of bodies, both for adults and children. I get weary of having to defend myself with things I’ve […]

Life is Short

I have to apologize for my lack of activity here and at SOAM, we learned last week that my mother passed away. My mother spent the better part of her 61 years here on Earth hating herself. She could not see the beauty within her, and when she became overweight what little self-worth she felt […]

Throwing Caution to the Wind

Do you know who Matt is? As in Where the Hell is Matt? I first came across his videos several years ago and I LOVED them. To see the world in the way that he has, all the while sporting a really goofy dance, is both inspirational and silly. Which is my favorite combination of […]

That’s vaginal! And so are you!

I came across this video on The Unnecesarean’s Facebook page today. Jill is one of my favorite people on the planet. For the work she does and for her sense of humor. So I wanted to pass this on because not only is it hilarious, but it’s also absolutely serious – we DO need to […]


That’s what I weigh. I read this last night and loved it. I think we tend to think too much of numbers in this society. They can be useful, sure, but they should – at least in some cases – be taken with a grain of salt. And the idea that we, as women, keep […]

Brand Spankin’ New Disclaimer!

I’ve been meaning to write this up for a long time because I find myself having to repeat myself so often about this. People assume that if I post something related to finding beauty in overweight women that I must be supporting poor health. And I am NOT. I am so, so, so very NOT. […]

Is Your Vulva Good Enough?

Well, of course it is. But some women are feeling insecure about the way they look. You know. Down there. I really can’t say it better than Chela Davison did at Beams and Struts when she wrote that article (honestly I tried to find just one quote, but I couldn’t narrow it down. The entire […]

What Makes You, YOU?

My post on individuality is up today at Own Your Beauty. If you play along and do a meme of your own, leave the link as a comment on the post over there. You know what else makes me, ME? The fact that my sinuses are trying to mutiny. So forgive me for not writing […]

Bikini Season

One of the comments I hear repeatedly on SOAM is the desire to be able to wear a bikini. Women feel ashamed if they “can’t” and proud if they do despite stretch marks or loose skin (as well they should be in the current climate of body image). I am having a hard time wrapping […]

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