Originally written for the Huffington Post I mostly steer clear of writing political pieces, partly in fear of not completely understanding the complexity of the issues at hand, but mostly in fear of the impassioned and opinionated voices that will no doubt emerge from the woodwork. But this time, things are different. I am not afraid of misunderstanding the implication of the message, and I am not afraid of the opposing voices — however loud they may be. Public figures often
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