belly

The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach. Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.25.19   |   SHARE
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“I just love your squishy belly!” Then, as only children can do, he gave it a nickname: belly jelly.

Learning To Love My Belly Jelly​

“I just love your squishy belly!” Then, as only children can do, he gave it a nickname: belly jelly. So I'm learning to love my belly jelly. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   07.27.18   |   SHARE
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Never date someone who doesn’t love your belly!

Take The Cake: Never Date Someone Who Doesn’t Love Your Belly

You deserve someone who loves your body, who makes you feel safe, who makes you feel sexy. Never date someone who doesn’t love your belly! Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.16.17   |   SHARE
"When you’re wearing your belly-covering guitar, people will think you’re a real cool rock lady who spends the time when she’s not writing songs totally probably going to the gym." Image: Thinkstock

13 Totally Practical Ways To Camouflage Your Problem Midriff This Summer

It’s summer, and if there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that you’re disgusting. You think you can just stuff any old body into a bathing suit? Read...
Emily McCombs    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
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I gloried in the horizontal stripes and favored tops with cute little empire ties to emphasize my shape. I sought a “visible belly outline” everywhere I went. Image: Thinkstock.

How Pregnancy Gave Me A Positive Body Image

If I was lucky, I would find an outfit that properly hid my figure such that I looked pretty OK. It was always my body that failed the test, never Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   07.15.16   |   SHARE
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The changes in our bodies tell our life stories, for better or worse. Image: Thinkstock.

Our Bodies Are Meant To Change

I am a perimenopausal woman in her 40s who still feels like a 23-year-old at heart. I cannot stop the progression of time and its effects on my Read...
Victoria Fedden of Babble    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
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I just want to tell you I love you. Image: Thinkstock.

A Lifelong Love Letter To My Ever-Protruding Belly

You’ve been with me since birth, Belly. Back then, everyone thought you were the cutest thing ever. Now, I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure my Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   06.8.16   |   SHARE
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Nope, just nachos.

‘I Was Asked When The Baby Was Due. There Was Just One Problem…’

I’ve never been petite. I’ve never been slender. But nor would I describe myself as ‘looking with child’. Let alone looking like I’d been with child Read...
Anne Markey of Debrief Daily    |   12.16.15   |   SHARE
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