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Vote for Your Favorite Green Parenting Story of 2013!

This Is What a Mother's Body Really Looks Like..."Beall's work is the antithesis of that commercialized woman's body. Here, stretch marks, c-section scars and rounded bellies are the marks of a woman who's grown life inside of her. They’re brandings of power, but when the rest of the world airbrushes them from view, they’re treated like badges of shame."

"What you see here is a 70 pound difference... for 8 years of my life, I lived in a mental prison. I constantly counted calories and obsessively worked out to an unhealthy size 0 with 9% body fat... but I made a decision to choose freedom. I started listening to my body and respecting it... I want to prove to people that you can be healthy at any size... It is my passion to show people that once you are true to your authentic self.. you can truly live your life to the fullest." --Heather…

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The "Love Your Lines" Project Promotes Body Positivity One Stretch Mark At A Time

The Love Your Lines Instagram account was started by two mothers who wanted to share and celebrate the stories of real women’s stretch marks. | The "Love Your Lines" Project Promotes Body Positivity One Stretch Mark At A Time- By capturing stretch marks, the Love Your Lines project hopes to encourage women and men to embrace the “imperfections” in our bodies.

The Huffington Postfrom The Huffington Post

Looking At These Things Will Help You Love Your Body More

As the catalogs with swimsuits start coming in and the magazines, commercials and store displays start telling us what we can look like by summer (if we do or buy), this made me say, YES!

curvy :) quotes. Also, love that she has a petticoat on. That is because petticoats make all ladies look lovely. Bbw art #curves #real women #love Bbw. Big beautiful woman. Big girls styles. Chubby chunky chicks . | Let's Talk About Shame #skinnyisalie #HAES #BodyPositiveProject #thinspokills #StopDieting We all diet for more or less the same reasons: To be thinner, to be better looking, to have more energy, to solve "weight related" health problems, and - perhaps most importantly - to feel better about ourselves. And, for a little while, dieting usually works....