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Can we stop hating on our bodies yet? If you created AN ACTUAL ENTIRE HUMAN BEING inside of you and then birthed it out of your hoo ha and you’re worrying about stretch marks and some fat, you’re crazy. YOU CREATED A HUMAN LIFE. That’s insanely badass.
“What if we shared the common experience of physical change instead of dealing with it in embarrassed isolation?”
Let’s change the way we look at pregnancy!
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I was tagged a few days ago to participate in the “I feel beautiful” challenge that is going around on Facebook. If you haven’t seen this particular Facebook meme it works like this, a friend uploads 5 pictures of herself that make her feel beautiful, and she tags 5 friends to do the same thing. The only problem is, I don’t feel beautiful. I have never felt beautiful.
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Nothing hits a girl’s self-esteem harder than middle school and high school. Suddenly, you go from the happy-go-lucky girl playing outside, getting bruises, and generally not worrying about how you look to a girl who obsesses about her appearance and compares herself to other girls. The switch happens lightning-fast…at least it did for me.