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When I was young and crazy and living in San Francisco, I met a man with a beautiful Italian accent, a mane of dark hair, and an annoying clove cigarette habit. He called himself a sculptor. We will call…

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Season of Gratitude

A friend of mine keeps a gratitude journal. In it, as her only concrete reminder of the day, half daily diary, half meditation, she lists three things she’s grateful for, every single day. I find this a nice idea.…

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Donate A Bra, Support A Woman In Need.

Do you have extra gently used bras that no longer fit?  Your old bra could benefit women and girls in desperate need, and help the environment.  The Bra Recyclers is a leading bra recycling company that has partnered with Ambassadors…

Be Fully You My Story Evelyn
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My #BeFullyYou Story: Evelyn

We asked women to share stories about that moment something inside them changed and they made the decision to be fully themselves.  Share your stories with us at [email protected] or by tagging us on Instagram @hipsandcurves using the hashtag #BeFullyYou A moment for…

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Alicia Machado’s Lesson for Us All

Encouraging body positivity is what we do here at Hips & Curves. We don’t usually get involved with politics. Frankly, we don’t think our bodies should be used as political talking points at all. We’re talking about Alicia Machado, folks. We’re talking…

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I Was Afraid To Dance

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…

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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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…