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6 Tips For Deconstructing Internalized Fatphobia

Internalized fatphobia can look like self-deprecation and negative self-talk, and you’re not alone if you’re struggling with it. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reclaim your self-worth.

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This Is The Face Of Postpartum Depression

“I didn’t want to look like a failure. I didn’t want to ask for help. I went to my OBGYN, and he told me how what I was feeling was ‘normal’ and ‘everyone goes through this.’ He missed my silent cries.”

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My Child Is All Grown Up, And I’m Not Ready To Let Go

“He uses the verb ‘hang out’ instead of ‘play’ with his friends; he requests gift cards for his birthday, not Nerf guns and Legos; he routinely passes on puppet shows at the library in favor of watching YouTube. On his iPhone. Just as the moon has phases, the same is true of a child.”

My Father Died, But I Experience Him All Around Me

“I hugged my dad tight and whispered in his ear, ‘Dad, I don’t know what that was, but I hope you felt it too. Take all that love and light with you and leave the old news behind.’ I knew, deep within my soul, my dad and I were eternally bonded.”

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How To Find Your Biological Parents

The journey to learning how to find biological parents can be an emotional and difficult task for adoptees. If you’re ready or are considering finding your birth parents, here are some useful tips to guide you in your search.