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You may think you are only expressing your own worries about your diet or your body, but you are telling those around you that they should worry about their diet and body.

Shutting Down Diet Talk

Is everyone so deeply entrenched in diet culture that we don’t even hear ourselves anymore? Read...
Hannah Matthews    |   09.11.17   |   SHARE
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Vulnerability should be something we thoughtfully protect with boundaries. But never allowing anyone in harms our precious sense of humanity and our right to love.

Take The Cake: Vulnerability Is Haaaaaard

My sad little girl brain remembers exactly what it feels like to risk everything and get rejected. It happened so many times for me during childhood Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.7.17   |   SHARE
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I can tune into all of those things, seek out help from our doctor who will manage this with us, and trust that my body will keep telling me what she needs.

Overcoming Gestational Diabetes

The shame was overwhelming. Why was my body broken? What had I done to my baby? I began to spiral into self-loathing. Gestational diabetes felt like Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
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Plus-size model @tessholliday

11 Plus-Size Instagrammers Take Up Space With These Amazing Prints

Speak volumes without even opening your mouth. Check out these 11 plus-size Instagrammers as they make a statement without saying a word. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.1.17   |   SHARE
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Femininity as we know it is about smallness — metaphorical and actual. Fat women defy the core tenet of femininity, which is: be small. It doesn’t matter if we “chose” this power or not.

Take The Cake: Dear Fat Girl, Do You Know How Powerful You Are?

My unique capacity to see the vile underbelly of “normal” life made me an important witness to the reality of cultural failure. My inability to pass Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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Even if moving to business models that include clothes for people of all sizes might take a while, the issues with models could be solved immediately. (Image Credit: Instagram/forever21)

Forever 21 & The 'All Shapes And Sizes' Lie

So this new line by Forever 21 goes up to “3X” which they’ve defined as a size 18. Forever 21 may be better than some in terms of carrying larger Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
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This is about way more than the freedom to dress in comfortable clothing while at school. Let’s talk about some stats that this principal should know if she’s going to talk to adolescent girls about body size. (Image Credit: YouTube/SanVic)

When A Principal Publicly Fat Shames Female Students

We could risk the mental and physical health of all the girls in the school by using fat shaming to try to control the way that they dress, or we Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Oliver Thomas Klein via Unsplash

From Neopets To Pro-Ana Sites: Finding Community In Toxic Online Forums 

Users exchange tips about restricting food intake, and there’s a lot of “thinspiration,” a phrase for photographs of women with thigh gaps and Read...
Larisa Manescu    |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
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