He’ll flirt with you and tell you of all the things he wants to do once he gets his hands on your body. Makes you feel desired and empowered. Until … Continue Reading You’re Not His Type
I was just doing my daily browsing of Humans of New York today, when I saw this picture of a woman discussing her weight loss. She says, “I used to … Continue Reading The Humans of New York Comment You Need in Your Life Right Now
My mother is the very first person to shape my understanding of body image because after all, as children (and beyond), our parents are our first role models. As a little … Continue Reading Happy Mother’s Day: a Love Letter To My Mother
Men don’t get raped. Or at least not in the traumatizing way we think of women survivors of rape. That’s what Hollywood taught me. MaIe rape is funny. Male rape is the punchline.
I tried to leave. I really did.
Dear Body, I love you. Actually, I am in love with you. For a long time I struggled to find myself, to love you. I thought you were to blame. … Continue Reading Dear Body, For a Long Time I Struggled To Love you. By Ruth Krug
When I first started this blog I intended to make body love letters the majority of the published articles. I envisioned that I‘d have a lot of people jumping at … Continue Reading Finding Inspiration from the Butterfly Child: Do You Take Your Body For Granted?
1 Don’t Underestimate or Overestimate yourself While this may not be everyone’s experience, a lot of people who come to crossfit haven’t done much heavy weight lifting. This leads them to underestimating … Continue Reading 6 Things Every Crossfit Beginner Should Know Before They Start
For the people who pass right under your radar
Welcome to song number 4 of Music Mondays, the soundtrack for your journey to self love.See the first song here, the second song here and the third here This song is supposed to be … Continue Reading Music Mondays: Not a Bad Thing, by Justin Timberlake
Let your body be the element to master
Content warning: Rape; sexual assault; abuse; dysphoria mention; transphobia; queerphobia Dear Body, We both know there was a “before him.” I spent a long time thinking there would not be … Continue Reading Dear Body, by Oliver Schminkey
Welcome to our third installment of Music Mondays, the soundtrack for your journey to self love. See the first song here, and the second song here. “Beneath your beautiful” is the … Continue Reading Music Mondays: Beneath Your Beautiful (Labrinth feat Emeli Sandé)
Today is International Women’s day. Today, forget everything I ever told you about self-love and self compassion. Forget about how I tell you that it will transform your life and … Continue Reading On This International Women’s Day, Forget Everything I Ever Told You About Self Love
How to say I love you to your body, in six different ways
When Giuliana Rancic made her remark about Zendaya’s hair, I was appalled and hurt because as a woman, as a black woman, I understood how stereotypes affect our lives whether … Continue Reading Criticizing Giuliana Rancic Could Have Been Done Without Comments About her Body