Meet the Owners 8/30/10

by Rachel on August 31, 2010

I thought things might slow down with all the “owning it” going on in the blogosphere, but I was most definitely wrong! I couldn’t wait another week to share these posts; they are so great and needed to be posted immediately. I love seeing how different bloggers are running with this idea and talking about what they need to own.

It’s good stuff.

Katherine — So broke ass she had to eat pasta after it spilled out all over the sink. Oh, man. I too will own how much food I eat off the floor if it’s expensive. I’m clumsy and poor — what can I do? I believe it strengthens the immune system.

Keri — Owning that she’s taking a long vacation. People do not take enough vacations! I hope she’s having a great time!

Tiffany — Even though she’s a life coach, sometimes her self-esteem still isn’t the best. Oh and she has major “aisle rage” and refuses to grocery shop.

Alicia — Oh, did she ever own it. When she Tweeted at me, that this was “the hardest post she’s ever written,” I knew it was going to be big. And it was — she owned the anxiety and depression she’s been battling in secret and declared that they will no longer own her. Seriously, a brave blogger.

Bridget — Owns her healthy lifestyle. This post made me say “Oh, snap!” several times. But seriously, why is it OK for people to pick on her for being healthy? She doesn’t pick on them for being unhealthy.

Maria — Sometimes she weighs herself. Sometimes she doesn’t. “I reserve the right to change my mind depending on where I am in my life and what’s working best for me.” Hell yes, you do! (All of you!)

Holly — She “sucks” as a health living blogger. Really, she just doesn’t fit the stereotypes…which is so damn refreshing!

Robyn — She’s snarky, she’s messy, she doesn’t eat meat, and she doesn’t always watch the news. I like her.

Sophie — Sophie keeps me well-fed, and I love how she owned her cooking in all these different ways. I especially love that she owns being in the kitchen. “So what if I’m like a 50s housewife?” AMEN, sister.

Nicole — People may call her a skinny bitch; she’s not sorry she has a high metabolism. I wish that was mine but props to her for owning it!

Mrs. Fatass — She ran with this concept; personally, my favorite is that she owns calling herself “Mrs. Fatass.”

Loretta — She’s breastfeeding her son (“my boobs, my business”) and watches the Kardashians. There are a lot of other good ones on the list but those are my favorites.

Suzanne — Doesn’t particularly like camping or hiking; does like spending money on clothes. And likes guys under 6 feet. I don’t personally know her except through the blogosphere, but I feel like I really know her after this post!

Nicky — She’s political. In academia. Gasp — but she’s owned it! And she’s going to be owning her PhD soon enough!

From Twitter:

Lauren (my Little Sis from Sigma Kappa): I’m not politically correct, I hate sweating so I don’t exercise, I crush on nerds, I tan. A lot. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Thanks for opening yourself up and refusing to apologize for what you do and who you are!

If you haven’t owned it yet, I think today would be a great day to do so! Grab the graphic, write your post, and holler at me when it’s all done! I think we’re all looking forward to reading more!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bridget@PavementandPlants August 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm

My favorite part of all these posts are the comments of “Oh my god, me too!” I think it’s so reassuring to know we’re not alone in the things that are important to us and that we own.


2 C.J. @ just gotta tri August 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm

These posts are so damn refreshing. Thank you!


3 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm

lol. I love this movement and have seen it ALL OVER the place. Your blog is awesome. I love it.


4 Lindsay August 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I really love this, too. I don’t have a blog (yet), but I owned it today and thought of you. I was on the receiving in of some inconsiderate behavior from a guy I’d been hanging out with, and I finally called him on it. After our fight, I thought, “Sorry, I’m not sorry for standing up for myself,” and I definitely thought about your posts.


5 Jen September 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

I love that you have 9/30 on this post. Can I just own that I want it to be Sept. 30th already? I am getting married in Oct and I am ready to own something other than my wedding planning :)


6 Rachel September 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

HA….how did NO ONE notice that till now?!


7 Leigh September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am

I’m 31 and I’m still not ready to have sex. Even though the whole world wants me to feel like a freak about it, I can’t help how I am.

It’s my body and I’ll (not) do with it whatever I damn well please. SORRY I’M NOT FREAKING SORRY.

Also, world: I’m not religious/prude/desperate/a loser/ugly/a good girl/a social piranha or any other label you want to throw on me.


8 Lizzy September 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Love love love this idea… I definitely need to do this. I’ll holler at you when it’s done : )


9 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I don’t read your blog but I have seen this post linked many times by some ladies I read and respect! I LOVE THIS post! and I love what they’ve done with it. I am judged b/c I a vegan, or b/c I am not a good enough vegan if I have trace dairy in some random ingredient. I am a bad parent b/c I want to take my child to the zoo. That’s awful, animal cruelty, you know. (tongue in cheek here!). I could go on and on. I love this post and plan to run with it soon on my own blog! Thank you for starting the trend!


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