Bonnianne Ratliff is creating a community of healing for women to love their bodies.
4
patrons
$45
per month
Hi there! I am Bonnianne Ratliff, a single mother to two amazing teenagers who happen to have special needs. I am a writer working on projects about recovering from childhood abuse (among other things, I am working from the perspective of a child of a hoarder), and body image activism. I recently earned my bachelor degree in English with honors and distinction and a minor in Women's Studies. My education has prepared me to grow my primary project - my third baby - in entirely new and exciting ways!

The Shape of a Mother has been around for more than a decade and we strive to help women understand they they are beautiful just as they are. Not only do most (but not all) women struggle with body image, but the changes that pregnancy sometimes brings can be upsetting and even surprising since no one ever talks about it. For years our primary goal has been simply to host an online database of photos of thousands of postpartum bodies, unretouched and real.

Our next phase of work is to be able to offer meaningful workshops, classes, book clubs, and more. Some of these will be in-person events (currently held in San Diego or SoCal, and eventually growing from there), others will be online. In the next year or so, we are looking at creating a book based on SOAM focused on helping women learn to love their postpartum bodies, another book based on scars or other so-called "imperfections" and what we can learn from them, and, finally, some in-person conferences where we can heal together in a safe space.

This Patreon is primarily to support The Shape of a Mother, but as life cannot be fully disentangled from its various threads, other projects such as Bonnianne's other creative projects will likely be supported through here as well. In all cases the intention of the work to to help people learn to connect with their traumas, to heal from them, and to go forth and make the world a better place.
Tiers
Level I Supporters
$5 or more per month
Level II Supporters
$15 or more per month


Goals
$45 of $500 per month
This first goal of $500 per month will go towards basic functioning of SOAM, including swag and  a marketing campaign to reach more people who can benefit from our services.
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Hi there! I am Bonnianne Ratliff, a single mother to two amazing teenagers who happen to have special needs. I am a writer working on projects about recovering from childhood abuse (among other things, I am working from the perspective of a child of a hoarder), and body image activism. I recently earned my bachelor degree in English with honors and distinction and a minor in Women's Studies. My education has prepared me to grow my primary project - my third baby - in entirely new and exciting ways!

The Shape of a Mother has been around for more than a decade and we strive to help women understand they they are beautiful just as they are. Not only do most (but not all) women struggle with body image, but the changes that pregnancy sometimes brings can be upsetting and even surprising since no one ever talks about it. For years our primary goal has been simply to host an online database of photos of thousands of postpartum bodies, unretouched and real.

Our next phase of work is to be able to offer meaningful workshops, classes, book clubs, and more. Some of these will be in-person events (currently held in San Diego or SoCal, and eventually growing from there), others will be online. In the next year or so, we are looking at creating a book based on SOAM focused on helping women learn to love their postpartum bodies, another book based on scars or other so-called "imperfections" and what we can learn from them, and, finally, some in-person conferences where we can heal together in a safe space.

This Patreon is primarily to support The Shape of a Mother, but as life cannot be fully disentangled from its various threads, other projects such as Bonnianne's other creative projects will likely be supported through here as well. In all cases the intention of the work to to help people learn to connect with their traumas, to heal from them, and to go forth and make the world a better place.

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Tiers
Level I Supporters
$5 or more per month
Level II Supporters
$15 or more per month