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    Body Acceptance

    To be frank, it deeply saddens me to see how few people have truly accepted themselves. As an advocate of positivity, natural-body positivity is a part of that. I believe it is extremely important (especially as a woman) to take the time to learn to accept the skin you’re in. As women in today’s society, we constantly compare ourselves to other…

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    A Home of Disorder

    I don’t really know my husband, and he really doesn’t know me. We have been together for six years, and we have changed so much in that time, but what has not changed is how fundamentally different we are. Don’t get me wrong, I can usually predict 75% of the things he will say and the ways he will react,…

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    My Ongoing Battle with Depression

    Mental illness sucks. That’s the simplest way to put it. No matter what aspect you deal with, I can pretty much guarantee that you wouldn’t wish it upon your worst enemy. There is such a stigma around mental illness, even now, and one of the worst things is that depression can be hard to explain. Some symptoms can be so…

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    On Living with Anxiety

    When I tell people I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), they usually assume that I get stressed easily and I don’t know how to handle it. Yes, I get stressed. I get stressed under any number of circumstances. Unfortunately, this extends to many aspects of my life. I have claustrophobia, social anxiety, trouble sleeping, extreme dizziness, heart palpitations, and shortness…

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    Thoughts on Body Diversity

    Hi, I’m Gabby. I am 5’7″ (even though I always lie and say I’m 5’8″), and I weigh approximately 155 pounds. I’m not the skinniest person, and I avoid scales and bikinis at all costs. At least, I used to. When I go out in public, I look at other girls to compare myself to them. I either decide they are…

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    Movements of the Mind

    It’s a colorful darkness. Pitch black with lights flashing everywhere and fireworks. But exploding with words — some that I want to hear and some that I don’t. They’re screaming so loudly my ears ring, but I can still detect the whispers in the background, smug with their ability to trap me. Playing out conversations I’ll never have with people…

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    Things You Need to Know Before Getting an Underboob Tattoo

    Underboob tattoos are one of the coolest tattoo trends to hit the industry recently. Everybody from Josephine Nicole to Blair Suicide has them. Whether you go for a mandala, butterfly/moth, or something entirely different, it’s guaranteed to make you look badass yet absolutely goddess-tier lovely. But before you rush to the tattoo parlor, I have a few words of advice…

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    Out With the New, In With the Stick and Pokes

    It’s time to put aside the trendy, metallic temporary tattoos of the summer for another contemporary yet more permanent method of artistic individualization and expression. Since tattoos are not as negatively judged upon in the workplace, it’s natural the art is evolving — er, retrogressing, if we’re being honest. This method doesn’t even involve a noisy (and scary-sounding) motor. Please meet the…