A Kurb for Fat Kids: There's an App for That

There are babies who daily face the ridicule because of their big bellies, stuck smack dab in the middle of a culture that will never stop reminding them that fat is bad.

And that’s the piece I want to land on here. I want to land on the culture, or more accurately, on the context in which we find ourselves, in order to cultivate some compassion.

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Sarah Stevens
Settle Into Your Pace Within

The pace within knows when to push harder and when to pull back. The pace within understands the difference between moments of survival and moments of thriving. The pace within draws its strength directly from the heart. The pace within reminds us that we are doing it, that we will.

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kate j
Step Inside Your Story

We get so busy thinking about our lives we often forget to be in our lives. We forget that failure and fault are necessary evils on the path to joy, and if we really want something then we have to get back in the arena and fight for it - most often with time, space and attention.

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kate j
The Presidential Fitness Failure

The first time I distrusted my body was grade school Presidential Physical Fitness testing. I also know that sometimes life feels a lot like that test – all eyes on us, waiting for our chins to drop below, feeling and comparing the weight of that failure.

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kate j
The Size of My Secrets

I am tired of hustling for self-worth, adapting the story to suit the audience and providing a palatable version of the woman I’ve become. The whole story is the whole story, whether you find it appealing or not. And that applies both to my circles of safety and to every priest, youth minister, teacher, preacher, bigot, straight dude with an opinion about dykes, and member of my family who still thinks this is a phase. The story will not change.

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Sarah Stevens
Give it a Rest

I see you wanting to do it all too, friend. I see you overcommitting and underdelivering for yourself. I see you prioritizing the things to do and the people to care for, and I see you putting your own need to fill up aside. Here is your permission to rest.

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kate j
One Pair Short of Joy

Do you have any some day wardrobe? Maybe it’s the “goal jeans” you read somewhere would remind you to stay focused on your weight loss journey. Or perhaps you have that “perfect dress” for when you hit that perfect size. Or a bikini you’re certain you’ll feel amazing in some day.

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kate j
She Who Dares

Every time our team made a decision about future content, I would think about her…I would consider if this was just another moment where the words we share would crack her open, but would offer little to help with the pieces that spilled out.

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Sarah Stevens
Breaking the Cycle ... and my Heart

I grew up with strong female figures in my life, whose wisdom and advice helped influence the woman I am today. However, they all had one thing in common – body image issues. So when I found out I was having a girl, I decided enough was enough. 

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Nicole Cisne-Durbin
You Can't Take Back Naked

I gave this everything I had to give. The best parts of me. The most vulnerable parts of me. I left all of it on that stage.And I am not afraid to be rejected for it. I am, however, afraid to find out that it wasn’t enough.

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Sarah Stevens
Let Me Have My Body

Please, let me have my body. It may weigh what it did before I had kids, but there’s more to it than that. It is mine, and I am on my own journey to learn to love it. Even with its stretch marks and loose skin and deflated boobs and doughy belly and wider hips and odd scars. I want my body because it houses Me.

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Jessica Sheridan
Learning to Carry and Catch Myself

When the outside world literally goes away, I look inward. I trust my body to lead me. I listen to what it tells me. I encourage it to move forward. I love it both when it conquers and when it fails.

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kate j
But You Wear It So Well

I think as women, we often find ourselves in situations where we end up comforting people after they have said something that makes the conversation uncomfortable. I mean, how many times have you said – “Oh no -that’s okay. You’re fine ... ” or “don’t worry about it … ”

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Nicole Cisne-Durbin
Your Season is Changing

As it turns out, this winter we’ve each been hibernating - some doing hard work within our caves, some doing hard work for others and waiting - yet, in that moment, we realized we were all in the same season of winter. Today, daylight savings time marks your new season, lady. It’s time to own that light.

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kate j
Why I Won't Weigh in About Weight

You guys, I don’t expect any of us to be able to easily dismantle the systems that support the notion that women only fit when they shrink. But once we have a little light shed on something we didn’t know before, I expect that we find a way to do better for each other.And I don’t know what that looks like for you, but I have an idea.

Consider new compliments.

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