Marie Southard Ospina

Marie Southard Ospina is a freelance writer and editor covering body image, parenthood, sex and relationships, pop culture, books, and size acceptance. As an advocate for body- and fat-positivity (as well as a mother of two little girls), she hopes to de-stigmatize cultural standards of beauty and worth that lead to so much unnecessary and painful self-criticism and greater marginalization. Her bylines have appeared in Bustle, Romper, Everyday Feminism, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Dazed, Huffington Post, Healthline, Self, and Men's Health, among others. Her face has appeared on The Today Show and StyleLikeU's What's Underneath Project to discuss toxic aspirational beauty tropes. She earned a Bachelors degree in journalism from New York University and a Masters degree in modern and contemporary literature and culture from York University in the UK. When she is not cleaning up one of her children's bodily fluids or re-watching Frozen for the umpteenth time, she is likely investigating taking up a second career in mortuary sciences, reading or watching the latest dystopian series on the market, or trying to enjoy a plastic toy-free bath in total solitude.

Marie Southard Ospina

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Don't Comment On My Kids' Bodies This Summer, Or, You Know, Ever

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I Learned Something Crucial From My Pregnancy Nightmares

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I Tried Hypnotherapy During Pregnancy For Depression & Anxiety

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Where Are All The Plus-Size Characters In Children's Books?

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Pls Give Me Space As I Try To Photograph My Babies In This Pumpkin Field

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There's Nothing Wrong With "Looking Like A Mom"

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Why Is 1 Year The Magical Finishing Line For Breastfeeding?

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I'm Worried My Second Child Will Always Be In The Shadow Of Her Sister

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What It's Like To Get An Epidural When You're Fat

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I Didn't Follow The Pregnancy Diet Rules & My Daughter Turned Out Just Fine

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How I Got Over Wanting More Kids

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Can Someone Make Kids' Clothes For Adults, Please?!

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Watching TV With My Kids Is Bringing Me Closer To A Culture I Thought I Was Losing

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Mothers Were At A Breaking Point Before COVID — What Should We Call It Now?

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This Is What Moms Mean When They Say They're 'Touched Out'

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Having A Second Child Made My Partner Closer To Our First

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I Have No Private Life As A Mom

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'Super Monsters' Nails The Difference Between Dia De Los Muertos & Halloween

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This T-Shirt Collection Raising Money For The Border Crisis Is Personal

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Toddlers & Grown Men Agree On One Thing: NASA Tees