“recovering from disordered eating – lap-band surgery (the black and blue mark right above my belly button is from my band adjustment last week), 70 pound weight loss, 20 pounds til weight loss goal. hoping for a baby within the year.”
Welcome to Dr. Karen Rayne's and Midwife Christy Tashjian's Belly Project! Karen is a sex educator for parents and teenagers and Christy is a homebirth Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) currently working on her nurse practitioner degree. Both are located in Austin, Texas. You can follow Karen on twitter if you like. Everything Belly-Project-related gets tweeted about there.
Women (and sometimes men…you know who you are…) can be obsessed with their bodies. Hair, nails, toes, skin, breasts, hips, eyes, they all get fixated on. But perhaps nothing is as preoccupying to us as our bellies. Our bellies are intimately related our sexuality and to our reproductive lives. It’s a complicated interaction, that confluence of sex and babies.
So, with that in mind, this blog is a place to come and put our bellies in perspective and to share them anonymously with the great wide Internetz.
We will include pictures of women’s bellies, their age, and the number of pregnancies, abortions, and miscarriages they have had.
So do you want to be part of the belly project? E-mail your belly picture, your age, and your reproductive history to
email@example.com and we'll get your belly into the project!