Rebecca Rivero, age 21, started the work on her social organization, Middle Women, on April 11, 2012 and launched a website to accompany her popular Tumblr blog on September 1, 2012. “Middle Women” comes from the concept of spectrum thinking and speaks to the idea that every aspect of a woman’s body falls somewhere in the middle of a spectrum such as least to most, lightest to darkest or smallest to largest and that no point along the spectrum is superior to any other point. Rebecca launched MiddleWomen.com as a dynamic resource for any individual battling with mental, emotional, physical, or social issues and disorders and who simultaneously battle with body dissatisfaction. Rebecca and the Middle Women team believe that individuals who battle with poor body image, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, urges to self harm, suicidal intent, or attempted suicide are not dumb, they are not ugly, and they are not even wrong. Most of us are reacting to a variety of social, relational and personal pressures that we all experience every day. Rebecca believes that by talking about these issues, sharing her own story, and guiding individuals to resources that might help, she can really start making a difference in a lot of lives.
Rebecca would like MiddleWomen.com to be a safe place to share ideas and discuss many of the topics that can be difficult to talk about. Rebecca hopes that her work will encourage women to celebrate their individuality and learn new skills to live a more positive life.
Please visit MiddleWomen.com to see for yourself. If you are an individual who thinks they may need resources or you know someone who does, there is a lot there for you. Never hesitate to contact Rebecca at MiddleWomenProject@gmail.com with comments, questions, or concerns.