I have a story to tell. I’ll keep my soapbox as small as possible, I promise.
Remember that time Heidi Klum gave birth backstage at a Victoria’s Secret show and threw on a thong to strut down the runway literally seven seconds later looking more fit than ever? Okay, that didn’t happen. It was something a time difference of six weeks or something. But my memory recalls the previous version because for years, I was positive that women like this only exist to make me feel like a sack of rotten bananas. It’s nothing personal against Heidi – she’s a beautiful woman blessed with the genes of a goddess. And there are plenty of other women just as evil (I’m looking at you, Blake.) But every once in a while, someone in the limelight is brave enough to remind us that no, that kind of post-maternity bounce back is NOT normal. Dancing with the Stars’ Petra Murgatroyd became one of them when she posted what her body looks like eight days after giving birth to her. Spoiler alert: It’s not the body you see on DWTS.
This icon turns an astounding 95 years old today!
All of the emotions I have felt during this tumultuous political climate summed up in one fantastic speech by one of my favorite actors of all time. Well done, Miss Streep. Well done. Thank you. “Take your broken heart and make it into art.” Carrie Fisher Meryl