Author Archives: isabelrasmussen

About isabelrasmussen

Three generations of women in my family raised me until first grade, amongst them I was taught how wonderful it was to be a girl. In my tween years I was confronted with many of the social challenges other girls face and my self confidence dwindled. I think it was going from being so proud of being a girl to struggling so much as a girl and reading of all the struggles that women faced that motivated me throughout my life. I received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies at UW and then worked in domestic violence and as a community organizer in San Francisco. At 26 I took the opportunity to live in Guatemala for a year and West Africa for a summer. I returned to the US and in 2008 obtained a Green MBA at Dominican University in San Rafael.

Inner Beauty Mirror UnContest

You know that beauty is not just about makeup and fashion. But how often do you think to yourself, “I’m beautiful.” Lots of girls and women think more negatively than we want to. The best news is that we can … Continue reading

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Thank you for reading! You are Beautiful!

This blog was set up to encourage women to tell themselves there are beautiful everyday for 10 days.  I created an iPhone application Beauty Mirror and during September posted thought provoking pieces by amazing women who write their own beautiful … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being A “Pretty Fat Girl”

I just discovered a great blog, Own Your Beauty on BlogHer.  The piece below is by mmarzipan, please check out her blog Medicinal Marzipan.  What I love about this piece is how she really shows us that seeing ourselves as … Continue reading

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You don’t have to apologize for your size

This piece is from Elizabeth Patch’s More to Love website.  Along with regular posts such as the one we are sharing today she has beautiful drawings that she calls: Positive art for the plus size majority.  In this piece she … Continue reading

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Show your daughter how to eat without guilt over the holidays

Very timely tips on how we can be loving towards our bodies during the holidays.  This piece was written by a woman who has dedicated her life to supporting girls, Nancy Gruver, it was originally posted on her blog Parent … Continue reading

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Finding your inner sexy

This blog looks at how we can feel more beautiful about who we are and ways we can support our daughters in building self confidence.  Being sexy or feeling sexy is something I am not too comfortable with.  I have … Continue reading

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Being A Size 0 Does NOT Make You Beautiful.

Here is another insightful piece by Alisha Thomas, her first post The Swan Who Thinks Like an Ugly Duckling is one of my favorites.  You can read more of her articles on her blog. So, last night, amidst dealing with … Continue reading

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Body Image & Empowering Your Daughters

This piece is by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS and is the second part of her interview with Barb Steinberg, it was originally posted on PsychCentral. Below, Barb talks more about body image and offers fantastic insight on how parents can help … Continue reading

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Facts on How Young People are Seeing Their Bodies

Here are some interesting facts to help us see the vastness of the problem that we have with body image, please browse through other posts on this blog to see what suggested solutions are and to be inspired by what … Continue reading

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Faces of Beauty: Celebrate The Unique Beauty In All Of Us

I just discovered the blog Faces of Beauty and absolutely love it!  Please take a look at what she is doing; I’ve pulled a few pieces from her blog and posted them below.  I am so inspired by this because … Continue reading

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