Thank you for your interest in contributing to Diastasis Rectified! Together we can give hope and confidence to women going through this sometimes long and always difficult process.
If you read through these guidelines and are unsure about your post idea, email me at emily AT diastasisrectified DOT com and I will let you know what I think.
- All photos must be no larger than 1000 pixels wide and optimized for the web. .png or .jpg only.
- Due to the nature of blog, photos of your in-progress midsection are of course accepted and even encouraged. However, please no nudity or suggestive poses. This is a place for women to feel comfortable and not alone in their struggles. If it feels like you’re showing off, it’s not appropriate.
- 1200 words or less
- Feel free to discuss your birth experience to the extent that it contributed to your body’s current condition, but please do not center your post around how traumatic/ecstatic/empowering your birth was. Every biological mother has a birth story that needs to be told, and I encourage you to share it – this is just not the place for it.
- Do not use your post as a platform to proselytize your beliefs/religion
- No selling of anything (but feel free to, in your bio, link to your own sites where you sell things)
- The post must stay within the confines of postpartum recovery – physical and emotional. Feel free to talk about aches and pains in areas other than your midsection, and include alignment information – as long as it is in line with that of The Restorative Exercise Institute.
- Include a short bio. Guest posts are a great opportunity to build the diastasis recti recovery community and help each other along this road. In a few sentences, introduce yourself to Diastasis Rectified readers and make sure to include links to your web site or social media presences. This bio will be included at the bottom of your post.
- Your post may be edited to make it as strong as it can be. After editing, I can send it back to you for review if you’d like. You’ll have 24 hours to get back to me before I go ahead and post it.
- Please only use one space between sentences. This web site uses American English, so it’d be nice to maintain that consistency (but it’s not required).
- Please, please read through your post aloud before submitting so you can catch any spelling errors.
All good? Great! When you’re done, ask yourself:
- Is it helpful to others going through recovery?
- Does it extend hope and camaraderie?
- Is it entertaining or pleasurable to read?
- Does it have specific information that others can use to better their lives? Is this information accurate and externally validated by a trustworthy source?
- Have you made any of these mistakes?
- If your post meets all of the above criteria, please send it in plain text format in an email or as an .rtf document (no Word, please!) to emily AT diastasisrectified DOT com.
- Photos must be included as attachments. Please include notes in the body of the content to instruct me where to put the photos.
- DO promote your post once it’s published on social media and/or your own web site! The Diastasis Rectified community is warm, responsive, and generally wonderful so please follow up in the comments!
- Please do not publish the entirety of your guest post on your own blog or anywhere else on the internet, although an excerpt or intro to your piece is fine. It should exist first and only on Diastasis Rectified in its full format.