Originally posted on Huffington Post "Look at all those rolls!! And that tummy,” a fellow mom said adoringly.
“Yeah, but I hope she’s not fat when she gets older,” replied the toddler’s mother without skipping a beat. It starts early, this body shaming. So freaking early. Not to mention by the people who love us most. I glanced over at my two beautiful babies. They were playing independently- blissfully unaware of their own bodies, or of the excessive obsession that adults a
Someone recently asked me when it was that I became “recovered.” I paused for a moment before answering, wishing I could offer a more tangible response. I could remember the year that it all began, I could remember what things looked like in my life when I first reached out for help, I could remember sitting on a curb outside saying things out loud for the first time, I could remember my heart beating so loud I could hardly hear my own wobbly voice, and I could remember the m