Tag Archives: Self-esteem

July 16

What The Thin Girl Thinks

I’m that quintessential thin girl. 5’3. Size 2. 125 pounds. People guess I weigh anywhere from 100 – 115 and are surprised when I inform them they are incorrect. It’s genetic. My twin was smaller than I am. My sister Rachel had size 3.5 ring fingers. We’re practically hobbits. I never realized that everyone was […]

July 09

In a world so quick to judge, just #BeReal

This is a first for SisterWives – not only are we on trend, but thanks to Hasty, we ARE the trend – yesterday, in response and outrage at the #DontJudgeMe tag (where people post ‘before and after’ pics of themselves in an Ugly Duckling transformation to show their (now) levels of beauty and acceptability), this […]

July 06

Learning to REBEL

Last week on Sisterwives, Beth knocked us all sideways with her courageous honesty and her battle cry in favour of a movement which is gaining momentum (especially online) at the moment – that all people (but most especially women, who seem to (for many and varied reasons) cop the worst of this body-image shit) accept […]

July 03

IS THIS THING ON? Next week on Sisterwives

*taps mic and finds it utterly dead* *blows into it, says “Testing, 1, 2, 3…” and hopes that mic magically works* *catches foot in wire, nearly falls down, and realises mic was never plugged in*   *plugs in mic, switches on, and continues as though nothing happened*   SO…last week we had a look at […]

May 14

The Picture is Only Perfect in Her Head

I could tell you today’s post was written by a woman named Sharon. Or I could tell you her name is Veronica. It doesn’t matter because her identity is an alias so she can write free and not suffer what would no doubt be undesirable consequences. You will read her story and know she’s a […]

April 13

Lucky

Sometimes it’s the boy next door. Sometimes it’s someone else. The relationships we have when we are too young to know better can set the stage for who and how we love the rest of our lives. Time can blur the focus of the memory, or sharpen it with perspective. Please join me in welcoming Kelly […]

October 13

Hotness Scale Rebel

I specifically remember the first post of Katie’s I read because I was hit with this feeling that can only described as SHAZAAM. How do you not love an adorable, talented writer whose words drip with sarcasm and self-deprecating humor? Of course I informed her that day that we are soul sisters and that I love her and all kinds of […]

September 25

I, Matter

Come here, just for a few minutes – I have something I’d like to share with you. Perchance it’s not anything new. I would hazard a guess that you already know most (if not all) of this, given the time to sit and actually think it through. I’d like you to take that time now. […]

self worth challenge September 23

Baby, Look At You: The Challenge

Yesterday, I wrote a post about self worth and how we are our own worst critics. The responses really weighed on me and I felt as though I ‘opened a can of worms’ as it was so aptly put by one of my fellow Sisterwives. I know we are a group that writes on the […]

self worth September 22

Baby, Look At Me (and tell me what you see)

Self-worth (noun): the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect. Self-judgment. We are taught, or at least advised, not to judge others. So, then, why do we judge ourselves? As humans we make mistakes and, in a case of negative self-worth, we don’t shrug it off and carry on; judgment […]