littlebrowngal Today, and everyday, I am grateful to have them What are you grateful for? #ohana #missingdaddy #healthiswealth #cafegratitude 6d

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littlebrowngal I got that red lip classic thing that you like + baby hairs a flyin'

# #tbt #lizaisaboss #girlboss #cherrylips #fullheadofbabyhair #littlebrowngal
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littlebrowngal I love how each time I come into @lapunchbowl I learn something new. Thank you, Jonathan, for teaching us all about Himalayan shilajit and for sharing your seemingly endless knowledge of all things that are good for our bodies. | Made with love in #losfeliz #thepunchbowl #fleur #supportlocal #vegangirl #LAstory 1mon

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littlebrowngal Sunday kind of love | 463 steps to the observatory or 1,389 steps for the girl whose mind is always going a million mph {3.29.15}
#secretstairs #LAstory #losfeliz #1924 #discoverLA #sweatingitout #latergram
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littlebrowngal LaDuca + DVF is a match made in "High Kick Heaven"

#hellolover #dvf #laduca #rockettes #bougainvillea
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littlebrowngal Thank you to my grandfather for teaching me that you don't have to go to church on Easter Sunday, listening to the Jesus Christ Superstar album is just as good as mass. And that there's no "Easter Bunny"...but there is an Easter Giraffe!

#tbt #infinitelove #ohana
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littlebrowngal Excuse me while I kiss the sky. {3.11.15}

#goldenhour #santamonica #LAstory
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littlebrowngal In 2015 we continue the fight for the rights and equality of women.
Now more than ever we are facing issues of (but not limited to): violence and rape, the continuing struggle for reproductive rights, human trafficking/sex slavery, the gender wage gap, inadequate maternal and infant health care, representation of women in our governments, racial injustice, LBGTQ rights, female genital mutilation, slut shaming.....sadly the list goes on.
But gender equality is not a women's issue, it is a human issue. It affects us all.
So it's up to each of us to take a stand for everyone who fought before us, ourselves, and future generations. These are global issues and even if you're not a woman you have a mother and women you love, and one day you may have a little girl...wouldn't you like to tell her that you did something to help make this world a better place for women and everyone? (Artwork by my beautiful friend @austenmarie ) #internationalwomensday #feminism #IWD2015
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  •   yughck GAH! So much love for the truth you shared! 2mon

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littlebrowngal current mood {2.28.15}

#ohaudrey
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littlebrowngal Infinite love | Congrats Auntie & Cory! {2.21.15}

#loveboat #tbt #ohana #welcometothefamily
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littlebrowngal {2.21.15} #tbt #fleur 2mon

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littlebrowngal Day 3: my "realest" selfie. no filter. no makeup. just this little monster. #NEDAwareness #littlebrowngal #overbite #ihadnoidea 2mon

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littlebrowngal Day 2 of #NEDAwareness Week is all about body image, and my favorite part of my body is.....ALL OF IT!
I used to feel insecure about pretty much everything. My thick caterpillar eyebrows, "pig nose", petite stature, the color of my skin, muscular calves, thunder thighs, big butt, etc. But now those are all of the things I love most. Kids and teenagers are mean, and growing up being teased sucks but now I can say that I truly love my body!
It is strong, healthy, and feminine. I wouldn't change a thing.....though it might be nice to be tall for a day #littlebrowngal #NEDA #ihadnoidea #
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littlebrowngal My loves | such a beautiful weekend celebrating love and family. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world to have such strong women to look up to. {2.20.15}
#ohana #NEDAwareness #NEDA
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littlebrowngal I had no idea it would take over my life.
I had no idea how to love myself.
I had no idea how much it would hurt those I love.
I had no idea I was my own worst enemy.
I had no idea I would alienate myself.
I had no idea I would fall apart.
I hid my eating disorder for many years, though the early warning signs were there. I was 11 years old the first time I withheld food, 13 the first time I made myself purge. I spent the next few years OBSESSED with changing myself into someone I could never be.
I didn't resemble my leggy dancer friends, my schoolmates, or any of the beautiful women I'd see in movies/tv/magazines. Eventually my anorexia and bulimia consumed me, and by the time I was in my first year at CSUF I was worn out.
Depression, exhaustion, and obsession took over and stole years of my life. I was in treatment at one point, and felt even more depressed being there. I was not ready to heal. And I will never forget when I checked myself out the director of the program and my therapist told my mom that if I left that day I was going to kill myself. My self-abuse continued for years after that, but I never forgot what she said.

I'm thankful to say that today I am healthy, and I have developed a loving relationship with myself and nutrition. As this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week I chose to share my story again to help raise awareness towards the significant impact eating disorders have on individuals, families, and communities. And the importance of reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders, they are serious illnesses not a lifestyle choice. We need to start talking about the pressures, attitudes, and behaviors that shape these disorders.

Today I don't reject the norm, I just don't believe it exists anymore. Your mind is a garden, and your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.
Before you can really love others and send that love out into this world, you have to love yourself first.
#nedawareness #liveyourtruth #littlebrowngal #ihadnoidea
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  •   mdstainedglass This is so beautifully written. An amazing message and mostly, the fact that you're taking care of the issue is huge. Proud of you Amanda! As I've mentioned before, you're a beautiful girl with a great heart!! 2mon
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  •   fenixfiire Amanda- very powerful post! I hope you stay healthy in the future and love yourself for who you are every single day! 2mon

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littlebrowngal All I need is right here. {2.20.15} #namaste #dancefeet #LAstory 2mon

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littlebrowngal You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you that I resisted all of this {2.13.15} #selfcontrol #sweetjesus #alcove #losfeliz 3mon
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