Body Image, Feminism, Nanny Diaries

Let’s Hear It For The Girls

As I write this, seven month old Emma is passed out in my arms. Each time my hands move across the keyboard, her body jiggles a little from the motion. She doesn't seem to mind, though. She seems comfortable. Across the room, her three-year-old sister Hannah is cuddled against her pillows on the couch, taking… Continue reading Let’s Hear It For The Girls

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Body Image

My Rage About “Real Women”

On Friday morning, a former high-school classmate and Facebook friend shared a photo from ABC 7 Chicago's page. It was an H&M ad, that featured a size 12 model wearing a bikini. "The average size of American women is 12-14. Now clothing retailer H&M is making waves with their recent swimsuit ads featuring a plus-sized… Continue reading My Rage About “Real Women”

Queer Folk

“I Do!” (Not Tolerate Bigots)

Marriage Equality For me, the subject of Marriage Equality is a hot-button issue. Maybe I missed the window for this discussion, and it's not "hip" anymore to change your profile picture to a little red "=" and talk about how all human beings deserve equal rights. Regardless, that was then and this is now, and… Continue reading “I Do!” (Not Tolerate Bigots)