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Reclaiming my time

Reclaiming My Time: Thoughts on Aging While Female

I’ve been struggling with writing a post about my most recent photoshoot. There didn’t seem to be a way to tie these photos together, except as proof that more mature women adore wearing beautiful lingerie. Then I remembered Congresswoman Maxine Waters and a phrase she kept repeating during a Congressional hearing. The video went viral. “Reclaiming my time” […]

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Free the Girls: How the Secondhand Bra Market Empowers Women

It starts with an overstuffed closet. You sort through your clothes that you haven’t worn in a year and bag them up, then trundle them over to your local used clothing store. But do you know what happens to your clothes once you drop them off? The secondhand clothing market has saturated the world with […]

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Mammogram Madness: My First Positively Negative Experience

Let me begin this by saying that I don’t like the idea of radiating my breasts to find cancer; seems more like a way for cancer to find me. But I was talked into it by my male doctor who would likely never know the joy of having his breasts smashed on a cold metal […]

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Fat and Angry: Why You Should be Watching Dietland

A little more than a year ago, Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a long and heart-wrenching article for the New York Times about her lifelong entanglement with the weight loss industry. “Each time we did the eating exercise, I would cry. ‘‘What is going on for you?’’ the leader would ask. But it was the same answer […]

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The Bridesmaid Dress That Changed My Breasts

It was a powder blue strapless crepe bridesmaid dress that was the final straw. When my sister-in-law emailed me a link to the dress I was to wear to my brother’s wedding, I sat in front of my computer and wept for roughly twenty minutes. I called my mom crying, and she said I was […]

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