Love Me, Love My Belly

Welcome to our blog! Love Me, Love My Belly (LMLMB) is a a zine dedicated to the acceptance of self and imperfection as beauty. It’s about the space between us, our differences, our scars, our wobbly bits, and our power as it relates to the bodies we live in.

LMLMB grows out of a series of miniature zines called Fat Girl, a 15 issue run of a body positive, fat-friendly zine.

If there’s one thing we learn as people growing up in today’s media conscious, body obsessed, skinny jeans world, it’s that sometimes we have to say, “Wait. That isn’t me. I’m beautiful, and I’m not even airbrushed.”

We consider poetry, prose, and art. Prose, to us, includes everything from creative nonfiction to literary fiction to short stories that foray into science fiction. (Please make a note of your genre in your cover letter!) If body image or self acceptance is a theme in your work, consider sending it our way.

We’re interested in exploration of identity and self as it relates to the bodies we live in, these bodies with their scars, dimples, and wobbles. We encourage an overall positive or positive-seeking tone.

The first issue of LMLMB is open, no theme. Please see the submission guidelines and about pages for more information.