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Making it to the Mikveh– With Breast Cancer

By Avigail Rock | May 29, 2019

Published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. A few months after giving birth to my…

Filtering Reality: Instagram and the Megillah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 17, 2019

“I think often about the millions of Instagram accounts where their entire personal brand revolves around snapshots of pretty moments.…

“Overweight” and Loving Myself

By Yehudit Jessica Singer | December 17, 2018

I have been overweight my whole life. For as long as I remember, I’ve been “the fat girl.” It’s so…

The Things They Tell You

By Gigi Bergman | June 25, 2018

I wrote this piece in response to the onslaught of negative messages we get about our bodies every day. Each…

More than a Number: Redefining My Body

By Temimah Zucker | May 22, 2018

I remember the first time I was aware of my own body. I was in 5th grade living through what…

Erica’s Story: Embracing Body and Soul

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 27, 2017

When Erica reached out to participate in The Layers Project body image series, I was thrilled. I’ve known her since…

Sandy’s Story: What Does Healthy Look Like?

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 22, 2017

When I posted the first profile for The Layers Project, Sandy reached out to me feeling frustrated. She shared that…

Temimah’s Story: Living Well is The Best Revenge

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 27, 2017

When Temimah and I met for her portrait session for this profile, it was a special reunion for me. When…

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