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Surviving Your Wedding When You Don’t Feel Beautiful

I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve cried too many tears over my weight. I had an eating disorder for ten years and although I was technically recovered by the time I came to walk down the aisle, it was still at the forefront of my mind when planning the wedding.

My thoughts of self-loathing reared their ugliest head when it came to choosing my dress of course. I was worried that I’d never find one that I felt good in. I was worried that I’d be uncomfortable all day. I was worried that I’d look back at my wedding photos and cry because I looked so enormous.

There seems to be two main schools of thought when it comes to body image, weight and weddings. There are those, like me now, that believe you should focus on being healthy and not stress yourself out by trying to lose weight before the wedding. Then there are others that go on a diet or sign up to some kind of sadistic bridal bootcamp torture as soon as that sparkler is slipped onto their finger.

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Hi everyone!
This is Allie, the creator of Women’s Issues Are Society’s Issues. Today is my birthday, and I am doing something special to celebrate this year.
Instead of gifts, I am asking friends, family, and now you, beautiful Tumblr followers, to consider making a donation to the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) in a campaign I am calling Heart + SOLA. SOLA is an amazing nonprofit that creates education and leadership opportunities for Afghan girls and women.
It is difficult to truly understand that girls are risking their lives every single day that they go to school - it’s really made me reflect on the importance of education, and I am in awe of the courage and strength of these girls and their families.
You can learn about where your donation will go here: from school fees, to supporting the students’ safety and health. SOLA is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you make a contribution, please shoot me a quick message - I would love to hear about it. Thanks for your consideration, and thank you always for your support of womenaresociety. :)
Let us move beyond having women as mere listeners and passive participants in decision-making circles.Let’s listen to them not for the sake of fulfilling quotas but because it is the right and smart thing to do.— Shabana Basij-Rasikh, SOLA President & Co-Founder

Hi everyone!

This is Allie, the creator of Women’s Issues Are Society’s Issues. Today is my birthday, and I am doing something special to celebrate this year.

Instead of gifts, I am asking friends, family, and now you, beautiful Tumblr followers, to consider making a donation to the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) in a campaign I am calling Heart + SOLA. SOLA is an amazing nonprofit that creates education and leadership opportunities for Afghan girls and women.

It is difficult to truly understand that girls are risking their lives every single day that they go to school - it’s really made me reflect on the importance of education, and I am in awe of the courage and strength of these girls and their families.

You can learn about where your donation will go here: from school fees, to supporting the students’ safety and health. SOLA is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you make a contribution, please shoot me a quick message - I would love to hear about it. Thanks for your consideration, and thank you always for your support of womenaresociety. :)


Let us move beyond having women as mere listeners and passive participants in decision-making circles.

Let’s listen to them not for the sake of fulfilling quotas but because it is the right and smart thing to do.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, SOLA President & Co-Founder

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Dare to educate Afghan girls" - Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan, School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA). She celebrates the power of a family’s decision to believe in their daughters — and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats. (Filmed at TEDxWomen)

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