Body shaming is everywhere, and the Internet gives trolls a voice to use as they hide behind their screens. And while it happens to men at times, women often take the brunt of the criticism for how they look — oftentimes mothers.
That brings us to a Canadian photographer’s photoshoot with two new parents that perfectly demonstrates just how much women are held to conflicting standards.
Mel and her husband Gabby decided to participate in the intimate shoot after seeing a model call from photographer Trina Cary.
Cary was seeking models for a shoot in which she hoped to “showcase self-love, couples love, postpartum and body confidence all in one go,” and felt the parents of three were a perfect fit for her vision.
Everyone remembers where they were when it happened. Not “it” like your first sexual experience, although you should probably have some recollection of that as well, but “it” as in getting “The Talk.”
Whether it was your parents handing you a Where Did I Come From? book or a classroom full of giggling students watching an education video, the memory is probably something that traumatized many people on some level.
In case you need proof, some recovering souls took to Whisper to let you know that you’re not alone…
Tap into that animal instinct.
We recently introduced you to Dan Pearce (who has been divorced twice) who realized a few years ago that while he didn’t have marriage “advice” to give, but he did have advice on what to do to completely ruin a marriage.
It was an insanely successful post for him on his blog, so naturally he had to follow that up with even more sage advice.
“I never, not even once, thought that post would be popular,” he wrote. “When it went crazy viral, I couldn’t help but wonder why. After all, it’s the advice from a guy who blew it, not a guy who knows what he’s doing.”
“I sat down and wrote the list in insecurity,” he continued. “It was shared in insecurity. It’s a list of things I’ll forever be working on, none of which I’ve mastered. That being said, I’m so thankful that so many people found value in it and shared it. I also hope the rest of my list has value as well.”
via: Dan Pearce
Marriage is hard, as evidenced by the fact that a lot of them up in divorce. People change, things change, and there’s no manual you can study to ensure a long relationship.
That's what Dan Pearce — who has been divorced twice — realized when a few years ago, he was tasked with giving his best marriage advice to his little sister on the eve of her wedding.
He realized that while he didn’t have marriage advice to give, he had plenty of “keep your marriage from ending” advice, and that might be almost as good.
“And so, that night, I sat down and wrote out my ‘advice list’ for my little sister,” he wrote. “You know… things I wish I would have known or done differently so that I didn’t end up divorced (twice).”
Consider it your manual.
Gina, a 16-year-old from California, has known she was gay for about a year.
She was trying to think of ways to tell her dad, mom, and brother about her sexuality, as she wanted to do it her own way.