Bonnie Ratliff is a single mom to two children in Southern California. She started The Shape of a Mother in July of 2006 because she believed that women have the right to know the truth about what bodies look like, and that knowing the truth can help to heal from deeply painful self-esteem issues. Bonnie also blogs (sometimes. kinda.) at her personal blog, zebrabelly.com. She spent a year writing for BlogHer’s Own Your Beauty initiative. She hopes to make a major change in how women love themselves. She is currently a college student with goals to use her degree to help women’s issues.