Author Archive | Whitney


My Mom Bod Rocks

I was listening to a podcast not too long ago and something stuck with me. The speaker said, and I’m paraphrasing: “We came into this world naked and full of pride, and now we walk around fully clothed, in layers, and ashamed.” I instantly thought about my struggle between fat glorification and fat shaming. A […]

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Is The Honeymoon Really Over?

I got married later in life by most social standards. It allowed me a false sense of maturity going into my marriage. I would get the question over and over again, mainly from older women, “Why haven’t you been married yet?” It angered me. I hadn’t been married yet because I didn’t want to marry […]

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