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Dying Mom Writes Children's Book to Explain Her Terminal Breast Cancer to Her Kids

Post by Kathleen Wong. As a parent navigating new humans through all of the hardships and goodness that is life, you're bound to encounter some topics that are incredibly difficult to discuss with those little humans. For England-based...Show More Summary

Women Are Embracing Their Visible Belly Outlines, Double Chins and More With #FullBody Photos

Post by Kathleen Wong. With social media so often depicting a filtered version of everyone's lives, we often end up feeling ashamed or like we have to hide ourselves if our IRL candid bodies aren't exactly like what we constantly see...Show More Summary

This Stunning Pin-Up Photo Shoot Redefines What It Means to Be Sexy

Post by Kathleen Wong. A major part of Valentine's Day is to feel sexy and bask in the joy of being loved, right? Well, what if instead of doing all of that with a partner like we're told we're supposed to, it was just with yourself? Self-love, folks. Show More Summary

Weight Watchers Will Soon Offer Free Memberships to Teenagers

Post by Kathleen Wong. Being a teenager is hard enough. Now, thanks to a new teen-oriented program by Weight Watchers, Gen Z will also have to face more pressure to lose weight and "fit in." How does that Sum 41 song go again? "I'm just...Show More Summary

Women Are Sharing Pics of Their Saggy Boobs for the Best Reason

Post by Kathleen Wong. Boobs are like snowflakes. No two are the same, even if they're on the same person's body. Some are perky, and some aren't, and some are in between. And some used to be perky but aren't because, duh, life. ButShow More Summary

Tess Holliday Posts a Photo of Her 'Unlovable' 13-Year-Old Self and Inspires Others to Share Their 'Misfit' Stories

Post by Kathleen Wong. For supermodel and badass momma Tess Holliday -- and many of us -- our prepubescent years were rough and ridden with trying to fit in and be considered cool and "pretty." But as Holliday proves in recent Instagram post, not fitting in doesn't equal not being beautiful or worthy at all. 

Ashley Graham Puts Her Mom In a String Bikini to Prove Woman Can be Sexy at Any Age

Post by Kathleen Wong. For some reason, society has put a lot of restrictions on who can and can't wear bikinis. We've been told that not only can people of certain shapes and sizes wear them, but also of certain ages. Plus-size model Ashley Graham's new swimsuit campaign just shatters all of those preconceived notions, thanks to the inclusion of her stunning mama.  

Former Addicts and EMTs Alike Are Applauding This Woman for Sharing Powerful Side-by-Side Pics of Her Overdose

Post by Kathleen Wong. In the United States, there's been an increase in drug overdoses that's more accurately defined as an epidemic. To break through addiction and become clean is an incredible feat, and one that Reddit user sturgio_garcia...Show More Summary

Plus-Size Model Calls Out the Brand That Heavily Photoshopped Her With Side-by-Side Pics

Post by Kathleen Wong. It's the norm for brands these days to photoshop and retouch their models to look thin, scar-free, and basically all-around unrealistic. As plus-size model La'Tecia Thomas noted on Instagram, those images of models used in ads or magazines are often not accurate portrayals of real people, and so we shouldn't let them make us feel bad about ourselves. 

Grocery Store Under Fire for Selling Meal Called 'Thigh Gap'

Post by Kathleen Wong. For a while, thigh gaps, or that space between your thighs when your feet are placed together, were a benchmark for being considered desirably thin. It was hard not to scroll through Instagram without seeing people "candidly" captured with their thigh gaps. Show More Summary

This Powerful Photo Series Unapologetically Celebrates Acne-Prone Skin

Post by Kathleen Wong. Acne is something that's usually thought of as that skin condition that plagued your teenage years with embarrassment. But did you know that 40 to 55 percent of adults also suffer from acne-prone skin? And yet, from what I remember, the media almost never portrays anything but smooth, pimple-free skin on both teens and adults. Show More Summary

Our Winter Coats Could Be the Reason We're Sick All Season

Post by Kathleen Wong. Now that we're in January, we can safely (and ironically) say that we're in the heat of winter, and that means our winter garments are getting a lot of wear and tear. We throw that stuff on every time we step out...Show More Summary

Woman Claims Reimagined 'Realistic Proportion' Disney Princesses Make Skinny Girls Feel Bad

Post by Kathleen Wong. When it comes to diversity, Disney princesses are kind of lacking, especially when it comes to body representation. Pretty much all of the princesses have thin bodies that many now consider to be pretty unrealistic. Show More Summary

Woman Uses Side-by-Side Photos to Show Why We Should Embrace 'Unflattering' Tagged Photos

Post by Kathleen Wong. We've all been there: We look at a photo taken of us only to totally cringe inside because we feel like it's "flattering," or whatever society has defined that as. If it's online, we may feel tempted to untag ourselves so that it doesn't show up on our profile. Show More Summary

This Bride Was Photoshopped to Be Skinnier by Her Wedding Photographer

Post by Kathleen Wong. The last thing that any bride-to-be deserves is to be body-shamed and Photoshopped to be skinnier by her photographer when she should be feeling utterly beautiful. Unfortunately, that's what happened to Ohio-based Katie Liepold when she recently booked a wedding package from a local photographer.

'Don't Believe What Everyone Tells You': What Tess Holliday Wants Every Fat, Pregnant Mom to Know

Post by Lauren Gordon. This article is part of a series dedicated to providing support and visibility to plus-size pregnant mothers. To read more stories, visit Plus-Size, Pregnant & Proud. To apply to join our private community on Facebook,...Show More Summary

Here's What It Really Looks Like to Be Plus-Size and Pregnant

Post by Lauren Gordon. This article is part of a series dedicated to providing support and visibility to plus-size pregnant mothers. To read more stories, visit Plus-Size, Pregnant & Proud. To apply to join our private community on Facebook,...Show More Summary

I Had So Much Body Confidence -- Until I Got Pregnant

Post by Lauren Gordon. This article is part of a series dedicated to providing support and visibility to plus-size pregnant mothers. To read more stories, visit Plus-Size, Pregnant & Proud. To apply to join our private community on Facebook,...Show More Summary

Plus-Size, Pregnant and Proud: CafeMom's Latest Mission

Post by Lauren Gordon. To read more stories, visit Plus-Size, Pregnant & Proud. To apply to join our private community on Facebook, click here.  When a woman is faced with those two undeniably vibrant pink lines staring back at her, no less than one thousand emotions flood at once. Show More Summary

No, My Already Fat Body Has Not Been 'Even More Ruined' by Pregnancy

Post by Marie Southard Ospina. This article is part of a series dedicated to providing support and visibility to plus-size pregnant mothers. To read more stories, visit Plus-Size, Pregnant & Proud. To apply to join our private community...Show More Summary

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