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Guest Post: Completing the Picture

February 27 – March 3 is Body Image Warrior Week. Throughout the course of this week, you’ll read posts from an inspiring group of women who fight hard against body image oppression through their own words and work. I am honored to introduce you to Autumn of The Beheld.   I first met Autumn last year when she interviewed […]

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Guest Post: Just One Body

February 27 – March 3 is Body Image Warrior Week. Throughout the course of this week, you’ll read posts from an inspiring group of women who fight hard against body image oppression through their own words and work. I am honored to introduce you to today’s guest blogger:  Virginia Sole-Smith.  Virginia Sole-Smith is a Hudson Valley-based writer whose […]

Guest Post: We don’t have “problem areas”

February 27 – March 3 is Body Image Warrior Week. Throughout the course of this week, you’ll read posts from an inspiring group of women who fight hard against body image oppression through their own words and work. I am honored to introduce you to Patti of Not Dead Yet Style.  Patti’s work is also new to me with […]

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Guest Post: Dress with Courage

February 27 – March 3 is Body Image Warrior Week. Throughout the course of this week, you’ll read posts from an inspiring group of women who fight hard against body image oppression through their own words and work. I am honored to introduce you to Elissa Stern of Dress with Courage.  I was just introduced to Elissa through this […]

Guest post: Why I Write About Body Image...

Guest post: Why I Write About Body Image…

February 27 – March 3 is Body Image Warrior Week. Throughout the course of this week, you’ll read posts from an inspiring group of women who fight hard against body image oppression through their own words and work. This afternoon, I am honored to introduce you to Kate Fridkis of Eat the Damn Cake.  I was just introduced to […]

Guest Post: Cycling Up

Guest Post: Cycling Up

February 27 – March 3 is Body Image Warrior Week. Throughout the course of this week, you’ll read posts from an inspiring group of women who fight hard against body image oppression through their own words and work. This morning, I am honored to introduce you to Sally McGraw of Already Pretty.  Sally was introduced to me by […]

this moment

this moment

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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Are style and self-acceptance compatible?

Today, I am at Voxxi Mujer asking (and answering) the question of whether or not style/ fashion/ make-up are compatible with self-acceptance?    One excerpt? Taking a self-accepting approach to style means that you inherently know that your style does not create your worth,it simply is one of many expressions of how you see yourself. […]

I am doing this to protect my heart

As it turns out, I lied to my high school students. I, who prided myself in being a straight shooter, who felt my gentle but honest way was the cornerstone to who I was in the classroom, blatantly lied. At 23, I was named the director of Student Activities at the high school where I […]

on being imperfect

photo by Jill E. Williams I am reading Portia de Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness, and I am struck by how she was paralyzed by, even at a young age, being perfect.  It’s so heartbreaking to read: her fear of failure, of being judged, of being anything less than great is so palpable.  It’s hard to read because […]