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Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa
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Rachel O’h-Uiginn Estapa is a writer, certified life coach and founder of More To Love, working with women who want to improve their body image and self-confidence. A strong advocate for the Health at Any Size movement, Rachel’s work aims to empower plus-sized women to appreciate and care for the body they own. For more information visit, or email her at and follow on Twitter @RachelEstapa

Entries by Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I Wore a Bikini and the World Didn't Crumble

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Remember the show on MTV, Made? It took ordinary young adults with big dreams, usually dreams that were the total opposite of their current life, and helped them achieve it. Like the drama girl who dreamed of making cheer squad. The shy boy who wanted to build up courage to...

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A Love Letter to My Husband

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 11:43 AM

Note about this letter: This is a surprise combo anniversary / Valentine's gift for my husband. Since I'm not the best at picking out gifts, I thought a simple letter would should my appreciation best.

I bet you didn't think you'd marry a girl with a...

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I Am Happier, Heavier

(95) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 9:07 AM

It's not insane to believe that once you lose weight, life gets better.

For years, I heard stories from those who have shed pounds, recharged their lives, never felt better, and speak so confidently that once the weight was gone, they became the person they were meant to be:...

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How to Feel Amazing in your Fat, Naked Body

(98) Comments | Posted August 11, 2013 | 10:44 AM

This post is going to make some cringe and revolt -- and that's fine, because a special message needs to be heard more often today: Your body isn't gross or vile, it's simply different than someone else's. Times that by seven billion.

But none of this matters if YOU...

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The Repairer: How I Learned Being Overweight Doesn't Mean I Am Broken

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Since the age of 12, I've been overweight. All of my adult life I've been overweight. But since the age of 12 I've also believed something was wrong with me because I was overweight.

I've always been a very physically active person, eat healthy meals, and could tell you in...

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