Tag Archives: Self-image

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 25

Castles in the air

Did you ever read a piece which resonated so deeply you felt your soul begin to resonate, shivering at the edges as though a bell had been struck in the midst of silence. Have you ever sat as the words flow into your mind, create neural pathways of new thoughts, like trees growing at high […]

May 22

Is This Thing On? Next week on Sisterwives

The current culture dive-bombing The waters of your mind A media hall of mirrors Leaves you rough and undefined “You’re never, ever good enough” – The message oft opined What peace from this damnation Could you ever hope to find? The casualty of your own life is…you? Two writers next week – one brand new, […]

don't believe the lies anymore April 27

A Recovery Story

Addiction, alcoholism, and abuse….in my experience these three things touch the lives of almost everyone. The blessed few who are spared the devastation of these demons are just that…..blessed. Not all of us who have lived with addiction of one kind or another or been the victim of abuse at the hands of another have […]

December 11

The Color of my Skin

Sometimes at SisterWives we are lucky enough to receive a submission from someone beyond our ‘usual’ crowd, who has discovered our site, found it helpful, and has recognised its potential as a platform for sharing the issues they are passionate about. In a beautiful and highly pertinent piece, Jolene describes a few of the harsh […]

September 09

Capable

Meet Kerry. She writes over at Transcending CP, and I asked her to write for Sisterwives because she has SO MUCH to teach. Since I found her blog via a mutual friend, I’ve been hooked. She writes incredibly well, in such a gentle way that even the difficult things are somehow rendered palatable – nay, […]

tattoo you August 21

Tattoo You

  I first discovered Michelle on Twitter, which she rules with a steely wit and a heart of gold. Back in May, she was suffering from depression and wrote a powerful post about it, “What If I Have Honest Depression?” After I finished reading, I scrolled down to leave a comment. Blogging behometh Jenny Lawson, […]

July 31

We All Shine On – Helena Hann-Basquiat

Sometimes people write so vividly their character detaches itself from the page and begins to live in your mind, giving you clues to the writer’s spirit. Even when the writer is a self-confessedly covert operator, such as our guest today, it can be possible to build a genuine relationship with the person at the other […]

July 17

BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

A few weeks ago I considered dropping out of this “SisterWives” project. Here I am in the midst of some fantastic women and for some reason I was invited to join. What makes me think I can keep up? What makes me think I have anything worthwhile to add? I told myself I would only […]