Joni Edelman

Joni Edelman

Bio

Joni Edelman is a 40 year-old mother of five (ages 3 to19!), wife, RN, and freelance writer. Also notable, had a baby in her kitchen. Favorite activities include: gardening, hoarding yarn, cake (baking and eating). Less favorite activities include: laundry, laundry, laundry. Joni has appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Rachael Ray Show, Weekend Sunrise Australia, Canada AM, and Sirius Radio. In print you can find Joni's story in The Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Yahoo, and a host of others, but you're probably bored of all this nonsense by now. Completely understandable. Joni aspires to inspire. You can check out her personal website here.

Joni Edelman Articles

It's #STDAwareness month!

Do I Have An STI? A Flowchart #STDAwareness

It's #STDAwareness week here at Ravishly. We're kicking it off with this handy chart!

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Dear Media: A Millionaire Dad Staying Home With The Kids Is Not Newsworthy 

As a stay-at-home mom, I've made plenty of sacrifices. Where are my accolades?

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Even at a month shy of 15, even as a model, even as a young girl who adorned the floor-to-ceiling window of a studio in the center of town, I hated my body. Image: Joni Edelman.

I Thought I Was Fat. Didn't We All?

It doesn’t get any more difficult to insult ourselves, regardless of how old we are. It would be ideal if it got easier to respect ourselves, but it generally doesn’t do that either. Every year you age, and every year the aging you looks at the you of the years before and thinks, I can’t believe I thought I was fat/ugly/etc.

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You know what’s an epidemic? Making people feel second rate and ashamed, criminalizing them for something like having an obese pregnancy.

Pregnancy, Obesity, And The Lies We Tell

You know what’s an epidemic? Making people feel second rate and ashamed, criminalizing them for something like having an obese pregnancy.

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Inside The Strange Epidemic Of Instagram Identity Theft

My daughter just had 75 of her Instagram yoga images pilfered. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

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Inside My Whirlwind Life As A High-Profile "Fat" Woman

I did The Today Show, and after that spent 45 minutes talking to Inside Edition. If you're confused, imagine how I felt.

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On Internalized Misogyny And Female Grooming

Can we just take a pause to consider all of the total fucking bullshit to which we subject ourselves?

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The end of Brangelina (Image Credit: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Angelina Divorces Brad; Number Of Available Females Skyrockets Globally

Brangelina are splitting up. A sad day for them, a joyful day for single ladies everywhere.

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Ask Momma Bare: How To Deal With A Non-Pregnant Pregnant Belly

You can work your butt off and still be left with a tummy. Bummer.

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Night Sweats: Beating The Heat Of The Perimenopausal Moment

...I’m going to help you! By “help” I mean “tell you all the things that didn’t work.”

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