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Good Mama & Purple Hair on Today Show

  Ainsley's purple and blue hair were featured on the Today Show website! My mothering was the center of attention. How on earth did I attract this type of national media coverage? With a link back to my website? Ask. Seek. Knock. I've…
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If This is Progress Where the Hell Are We Going?

The blogosphere is confusing the hell out of me. Specifically the supposed advocacy blogosphere, which says it's watching out for body image and female progress. In previous years these advocates would argue that certain toy companies excluded…
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I'm Sorry Jess Weiner

Last year I wrote a post about Jess Weiner's body issues. I feel bad about it. I want to apologize and make amends. Jess Weiner's body issues are Jess Weiner's body issues. They are her issues whether she chooses to talk about them in public…
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Soul Path: Shit Skinny Girls Deal With

Since I had the babies and have been on a journey to get back to my optimal weight by improving my lifestyle, learning to love exercise and eating consciously and intuitively I've learned a lot about my body. Since getting a thyroid condition…
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Oh Body, Oh Messenger

  This is a thyroid. Notice how it is shaped like a butterfly. A butterfly is a symbol of transformation. It has lived a life as caterpillar then wound itself tightly into a cocoon and rested, then broke free, morphing itself with…
The Internet is inundated with criticism about media's responsibility for girls and women's body image these days. With the proposed Self Esteem Act, which demands responsibility of both government and media, and well-meaning, do-gooding,…
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The Self Esteem Act is a Stupid Waste of Time

This is not real beauty. The photographs you see in magazines, on television, on the Internet and on billboards have been Photoshopped and touched up. The real people in them don't look like this at all. All of their flaws have been…
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"Demi Lovato Hates Herself," she said.

"You're lucky you got my hair, it's gorgeous," I say while I am curling her hair before school. The last six months is the first time in her life she has allowed me any access at all to her hair, because she wants more intricate styles than…