Joanna Schroeder

Joanna Schroeder

Bio

Joanna Schroeder is the type of working mom who opens her car door and junk spills out all over the ground. She serves as Executive Editor of The Good Men Project and is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites like Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com,TIME.com, and more. Joanna loves playing with her sons, skateboarding with her husband, and hanging out with friends. She just finished her first novel. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.

Joanna Schroeder Articles

My Personal Body Revolution Doesn't Need To Be Televised

If we as women get to define for ourselves what beauty looks like, then the power will no longer rest with those who pad their fortunes with our self-loathing.

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My Only Wish: To Wake Up One Day And Like This Body

What is this body? I wonder lately as I look in the mirror. Despite the fact that I’ve had this body shape for years now, it feels unfamiliar. I feel like it doesn’t reflect who I really am. But what body would reflect that?

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7 Things I’m Not Afraid To Tell My Sons About Love, Sex And Their Bodies

I’m spelling them out here so that other parents can talk about them and other boys can see that there isn’t just one way to become a good man.

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Betcha this dog is pretty happy about not dieting, too.

Why I Stopped Dieting And I Couldn't Be Happier

As I grew older, I came to rely upon dieting as a way to ease my anxiety and feel in control. I was no longer in a cycle of eating too little or body dysmorphia, but controlling my food intake made me feel less invisible in a sea of girls where I felt like I'd disappear. It was almost a form of self-medication, to know that I could go on a diet and lose a few pounds.

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This Amazing Video Will Change The Way You See Barbie Dolls…But Is It Enough?

Mattel’s brand new video featuring empowered little girls will make you cry. But will the toy industry ever change?

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Why I Stopped Weighing Myself

I'm going to keep an eye on my health—but keep the scale under the bathroom vanity.

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5 Things I Had To Learn In Order To Love My Nice Guy

If you've had drama in past relationships, you may feel uncomfortable in a healthy relationship with a nice guy. Here's how to change that.

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NBD!

Why Your Son Being Friends With A Girl Should Be NBD

Few things are cuter than the sight of your little boy holding hands with a little girl in his kindergarten classroom, or watching as your daughter puts her arm around a little boy from her tee-ball team. At that moment, parents often assume that what they’re witnessing is young love, even if their child has never had a crush and is just expressing affection. While it may be tempting to call your child’s friend a girlfriend or boyfriend, or to tease them about having a crush, here are seven important reasons to resist.

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