I only recently realized that there was a word for the things I endured growing up. It wasn’t hard knocks. It wasn’t a rite of passage. It was bullying.
Here’s my unsolicited advice: If something is not working, listen, listen, listen. If something is working, commit. Choose inner wisdom and let it flourish. So far that has worked for us.
In another example of our culture’s confusion about the naked human form, Daughter of the Sun has lost her Instagram page. In solidarity with their quest to regain access, I stand up for naturism and discuss how you can help draw a line in the sand against our society’s distorted view of the body.
Summer is here! Celebrate!
For my second Father’s Day, I look at the months that led up to our pregnancy and remind folks to tread lightly when prying about people’s family plans.
For my 100th post, I define the terms of this blog going forward.
Reblogged from The Lippy Lactator: So, a funny thing happened yesterday. I have been a part of the MotherWise community for awhile now. I periodically share photos, stories, or links to “This Woman’s Work” with them. Yesterday, a story and photo of mine was shared. At first, the comments were sweet and supportive. Parents shared …
With summer beckoning, Body Month closes with thoughts on healthy skin and notes on an anniversary that turned me from commentator to activist.
When we don’t embrace and celebrate our natural selves, we allow dominant cultural messaging to steal our innocence and dictate out of years of built up fear and oppression. Let’s hit the reset button on body image, acceptance, shame, and freedom.