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Women Only Festival –clothes optional.

August 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism

  This guest post is from Elaine Maly, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to social change through women and girls. ——– August always makes me think of the Michigan Women’s Music Festival It’s an annual gathering of thousands of women, in a “women only” space. I attended for four years […]

I am woman, hear me roar

August 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

I know it’s supposed to be what’s inside that matters most — and I’m a firm believer in that.

But while it might sound ridiculously superficial, sometimes just putting on a single pair of shoes or piece of clothing can change your entire outlook.

It could be something as simple as a flowy scarf your sister gave you, a leather coat you got in Italy … or as decadent as a couture gown or a pair of Manolos.

The key to its fabulousness — whatever it is — is that it’s your signature item. Uniquely yours.

I am not a young man!

August 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

That day, that terrible, nightmare of a day, when my identity was mistaken. The scene is etched in my head forever, the details clear as a bell. Her name was Sister Virgina, the nun at our church, who ruled the evening CCD classes with an iron fist and a scowl that scared the crap out […]

Real Deal Q & A: Roni’s Late Privilege Response.

August 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Finally! I’m so sorry I’m late with this guys (if you don’t know I’m talking about click here for the original Q&A post I’m referring to.). I had some personal business to take care of the last few weeks. When I was in college one of my favorite classes was a special topics Cultural Diversity […]

Back to School: Brands, Labels, and the Pressure Girls Feel to Have the “Right” Look

August 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

The school year is quickly approaching (just writing those words gives me flashbacks to my own stomach knots), so here’s a post dedicated to some of the back-to-school themes in You’re Amazing! Let’s start with shopping. Not the spiral notebooks and No. 2 pencils kind of shopping. No, I’m talking about those August trips to […]

Drawing a line in the sand: when exercise becomes unhealthy

August 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

Though the majority of Americans struggle to get enough exercise each day, there’s a small minority of people who  have the exact opposite problem: they are compulsive over-exercisers. And just like anything else in life, too much of anything — even exercise — isn’t good for us.

First lady wears shorts, entire world freaks.

August 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

I loved when Michelle Obama got every ones undies in a bundle when she wore sleeveless blouses, and didn’t  back down when she caught serious flack for it. Then, she dared to wear shorts not only in public, but on Air Force One. They were not just shorts, but short-shorts. The thigh skimming kind that […]

She is her own SUPERHERO.

August 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Talking To Kids

Subtitle: hectic days in my part of the world. Im always reading and commenting if not able to frequently post. The below is crossposted at my site: MizFitOnline.com What one thought do I have rattling around in my head?

How to “Get Over It”

August 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

This is MY body. It is beautiful regardless of it’s size. I needed to accept that. I needed to love me just the way I was and AM!

Those Stretch Marks Run Deep!

August 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image, Loving Your Body, Pregnancy, Self-Acceptance

This post introduces Guest Post author YumYucky to WeAreTheRealDeal. She is the mother of four (who somehow looks like a teenager) but has the battle wounds to prove it! ——- My children changed my life forever, but please don’t cue the singing birds and violins. I’m not referring to the warm and fuzzy, tender moments […]

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