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I Was Afraid To Dance

Afraid to sing and dance at concerts

I can’t believe I wasted so many years of my life feeling self-conscious at concerts. You know what I used to do? I used to sit in my seat and rock back and forth to the music. (Years ago I met a guy who worked in a psychiatric hospital and he said the patients used to sit and rock like that.) Sometimes when the people in the row in front of me stood and blocked my view, I got on…

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Dating With Low Self-Esteem
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Dating With Low Self-Esteem

I would always pull the same guy — the bencher. You know, the guy who likes being around you but doesn’t want to be in a relationship with you, so he keeps you around until he can find something…

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I Love My Hips & Curves

Michelle of Laces, Bows & Secrets

Plus size self confidence. Having lingerie has changed my life in ways that I never dreamed. Everyone knows that confidence is sexy. I knew that. I wanted that for me. But I couldn't find my self confidence. It…

All Women Are Beautiful #BeFullyYou
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THE DAY IT CLICKED: ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL

I had a corporate job once. I dressed conservatively, acted professionally and used my left brain constantly.  I had an office with a view of the ocean and made a decent salary.  It was an enviable job that I…

I GOT A TATT ON MY BIG FAT UPPER ARM
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I GOT A TATT ON MY BIG FAT UPPER ARM

I got a tattoo on my big, fat upper arm. I wouldn’t have done this twenty years ago. Get a tatt, yes – but on my upper arm? Where it could call attention to the ham-hock thickness of my…

Marilyn Monroe Taught Me How To Walk
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Marilyn Monroe Taught Me How To Walk

One day I was watching a series of interviews on Turner Classic Movies and a friend of Marilyn Monroe was remembering her with an anecdote. He’d been strolling down a New York avenue with Marilyn but no one appeared…

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When did Plus become a Minus? Don’t #DropThePlus

If you’re dedicated to activism on behalf of curvy women, you might have heard about the campaign to “drop the plus.” It’s created a stir on Facebook and Twitter, where women across the globe are sharing their body positive…

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New Series Offers Plus-Size Heroine

A new comic book series is featuring what may be the first plus-size comic book heroine — highlighting once and for all that you don’t have to be a supermodel to be a superhero. The series, inspired by Valiant…