Topic: post-baby body

We Don’t Need To Strip Women Naked To ‘Empower’ Them

We Don't Need To Strip Women Naked To 'Empower' Them

The focus on women’s appearances is crippling. The pervasive need to be thin, fit, and have a certain skin tone to fall under the umbrella of what society thinks is attractive is exhausting. I think we can all collectively agree that putting the focus on women’s bodies is not a new concept. It’s not groundbreaking. It’s what’s always been done; we literally can’t escape it. More »

I Hate My Post-Baby Body, And No Feel-Good Essay Is Going To Change That

I Hate My Post-Baby Body, And No Feel-Good Essay Is Going To Change That

I do not like my post-baby body. I’ve read every feel-good personal essay about how empowering it is to create life from our bodies and yay women etc etc, and while I totally get it on an intellectual level, I just can’t seem to change my mindset. I used to feel really guilty about this, because you know: I am a feminist! I have two daughters! I want all women to love themselves! More »

10 Real Women Brave Enough To Show Off Their Postpartum Stomach

10 Real Women Brave Enough To Show Off Their Postpartum Stomach

Body image is a major postpartum issue for women of all shapes and sizes. I’ve talked before about how I personally did not love being pregnant, and part of the reason was because I felt so out of control of my body. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder in the past and feel fairly balanced about it today. But still—being forced to gain a minimum of 30 pounds (37, to be exact) ramped up my anxiety. More »