Baby Bumps & Body Positivity

Last week, Shape magazine launched an all new campaign called #Lovemyshape. This all-inclusive movement featured many members of body positive community such as Olympic Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson, yoga instructor and body positive activist Jessamyn Stanley, yours truly!

Now half way through my pregnancy, I have learned that no matter how much the body changes throughout our lives, it will always be beautiful and deserving of love.

"It has been a long process to truly #LoveMyShape and it hasn't always been easy. For years, I was programmed with an image of beauty and health that was not something I could recognize within myself when I looked in the mirror. I have been every size from a 6 to a 14 and it wasn't until I started to challenge the fact that I had focused on size and hotness over my personal health and wellness, that I start to change the relationship I had with my own body. I am now 20 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. I#LoveMyShape as it grows and changes. It's not only home to my baby girl, but it's my home first and foremost. And that home is deserving of love no matter what shape or size it may be."

Read the feature on Shape.com here.