Sheila Hageman
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Sheila Hageman is an author, teacher and mom of three.

She covers lifestyle, entertainment and celebrity topics.

Sheila is a multi-tasking wife and mother of three. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, CUNY. She teaches Yoga and Writing.

Look for Sheila’s memoir, Stripping Down, Pink Fish Press, and her decision-making guide and self-discovery journal The Pole Position: Is Stripping for You? (And How to Stay Healthy Doing It) from Every Day Create.

To learn more about Sheila and everything she does, please visit her website at Sheila Hageman.

Sheila blogs at Stripping Down and This Is My Beautiful.

Entries by Sheila Hageman

To the Mom Struggling to Survive:

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 4:30 PM

It's ok to feel depressed.

It's ok to say things to your kids you wish you could take back.

You can take them back. You can ask for forgiveness.

You can explain to your children that sometimes even moms struggle.

It's ok to be glad when you drop your...

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How Getting Naked Really Did Make Me Feel Empowered

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Driving to work after days of anxiety over how I wanted to respond to all the stripping down going on lately by mothers: from the Dutch model Lara Stone, who posed nude post-baby for System Magazine, to Kim Kardashian's greased up Paper cover, I finally felt...

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Take Back the Streets: Shut Down the Harassers

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 4:56 PM

Hollaback! found a way to bring street sexual harassment to the forefront of the news and the world's women rejoiced!

It started young for me, my first street harassment, although I didn't know at the time that it would become so pervasive.

I'm thirteen. On vacation with my...

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Kim Kardashian and Other Celebrity Mums Have a Right to Enter the Debate on Women Having It All

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Kim Kardashian answered a question about whether a mother can or cannot have it all and the Internet is all-abuzz!

Daily Mail sums it all up with: 'My mum taught us we CAN have it all': Kim Kardashian wades into the age-old debate of balancing motherhood and a...

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The Perfect Female Celebrity Body Will Scare the Bejeezus Out of You

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:50 PM

We have come so far, ladies. If, by so far, you mean a few steps down the block.

E Online News conducted a reader's poll and discovered what our favorite celebrity body parts were and then cut and pasted those parts together to create a Franken-Celebrity for us.

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Emilia Clarke Isn't Allowed Cream or Sugar in Her Tea and Why This Worries Me

(8) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 8:00 PM

We all know thinspiration is a problem. We all know that people shouldn't purposefully starve themselves. We all know this and most people are quick to point out the problem when we see it in the media- the "pro-ana" websites or the magazine covers that display headlines that are all...

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Celebrating Women's Voices and Bodies

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2014 | 5:18 PM

I remember the first time I heard Lorde's song Royals on the radio, before anyone knew who she was; I said to myself, This woman is going to be famous.

When I learned she was only seventeen, I was blown away.

Seeing such talent in young women usually gives me...

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An Open Letter to Victoria's Secret

(4) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:20 PM

I admit it. I like your underwear. I like your bras.

I like the quality. I like the fit.

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I really love this new black, off-the-shoulder sweater.

But I may have to end our relationship if this article is true and...

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Kim Kardashian Perpetuates the Beauty Myth

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 11:36 AM

Kim Kardashian has never been known for being modest. Before her pregnancy, the reality television star loved to flaunt her curves, not to mention that she began her career in a porn film (not that there's anything wrong with that). After the birth of her daughter, she wanted to prove...

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What Hope Really Looks Like on a Magazine Cover

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 11:56 AM

According to Yahoo Shine, Why Elle Spain's Plus-Size Cover Girl Gives Us Hope, this is what curvy (and hope) looks like.

If this is what hope looks like, then I feel very disappointed.

Tara Lynn is considered plus-size? I feel like we're really grabbing at straws to claim...

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Why Kim Kardashian's Butt Is None of Our Business

(12) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 8:00 PM

By now we've all probably seen Kim Kardashian's Instagrammed butt.

The Daily Mail reports on what a commotion her butt has caused on the Internet, 'Put on some mom jeans!': Now Kim Kardashian receives BIG online backlash over 'inappropriate' swimsuit selfie... four months after becoming a new mother.

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The Sun Scouts Out Topless Toddlers

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 12:27 PM

Is anyone else disturbed by The Sun's adorable baby contest?

I had just finished reading the Huffington Post UK's article, Ed Miliband On Page 3: 'No Place In The Modern World For Pictures Of Topless Women In Newspapers,' that I was quoted in.

Blogging exclusively for The Huffington...
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Why Do Strippers Need Forgiveness?

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Erin Stevens, a pastor's wife in Nashville, TN, is on a mission to "feed the strippers." And she's not just talking metaphorically either; she brings hot meals to the strippers.

'I just thought that I've got to do something. So I felt the Lord say to me,...
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The Sun's Page 3 Cheesecake Needs a Side of Beefcake

(7) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:07 PM

As an American who blogs for the UK Huffington Post, I feel compelled to write about the No More Page 3 campaign again. I've asked myself--is it my place to get involved? After all, I don't have to look at The Sun every day. Why do I feel the need...

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Victoria's Secret's Models Need to Represent All Body Types Because We All Wear Underwear

(11) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 8:00 PM

A group of protesters stripped down to their underwear in front of a Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco. The women (and one man) are part of a group called About-Face, which promotes a healthy body image and fights against the media's representation of a woman's 'idealized' body.

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Angelina Jolie as Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 3:36 PM

I'm never influenced by celebrities. I would never consider going on a certain type of diet because someone famous did. But today I stand corrected. Today I feel moved enough to listen to a celebrity. To be influenced by her choices and her suggestions.

I was greeted by the headline...

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Are Critics of Beyonce's 'Risque' Super Bowl Performance Unaware of What the Super Bowl Represents?

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM

People are Seriously Concerned About Beyonce's 'risque' Super Bowl Performance?

In a article entitled 'Beyonce's halftime show criticized for risque costumes, content' Gael Fashingbauer Cooper of TODAY asked whether Beyonce's performance was too hot for family viewing: "

"The Superdome audience went wild for Beyonce's halftime performance, which...

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This Is My Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 11:08 AM

There has got to be a way to allow all women to feel beautiful just the way they are.

We are supposedly liberated women today, but I often don't own that for myself. We say we can be it all and have it all. We can be working mothers,...

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Supersizing Has Become the New Norm - Even in Bodies

(6) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 7:33 PM

Today we have two women competing for the title of the biggest--Lacey Wildd, a glamour model who wishes to expand her breasts to LLL to be amongst the top-five biggest-breasted glamour models in the world and Susanne Eman who wants to be the fattest woman in...

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Former Topless Model Advocates Highlighting Women's Talents and Abilities in the Sun

(58) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 8:00 PM

As a former topless model, I feel I have a certain perspective on the Sun's Page 3 topless women issue. When I was 18, I used nude modeling as a way to earn money to support my acting career. Was I thrilled and empowered by my job? Some days and...

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