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Old photos tell a different story than the one I remember...

What If I Was Never 'Fat?'

Right before I had a baby, two years ago, I was happy (enough) with my weight. I ate what I wanted. I walked a lot. I felt strong. Still, when I Read...
Kelly Green    |   03.17.17   |   SHARE
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There's a difference between a person genuinely admiring your gifts, and a person who sees you as a way to feel superior.

Take The Cake: Don't Just Blindly Say 'You Inspire Me'

Two weeks ago, I was in West Lafayette, Indiana. I flew into Chicago at around midnight, and I was picked up by new friend and hostess, Mel. Even Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.16.17   |   SHARE
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"We're happy to get that pesky ovarian cyst removed, and all for just 6,354 payments of $59.99!"

10 Easy Ways To Afford Health Care In America

In light of the news that the GOP’s Affordable Care Act replacement Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   03.14.17   |   SHARE
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Doctors need to tell the whole truth about weight loss surgery's frightful side effects.

The Inconvenient Truth About Weight Loss Surgery

For fat people, Weight Loss Surgery is often touted as the magic bullet that will solve everything from sickness to single-ness to stigmatization. I’ Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   03.14.17   |   SHARE
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I am no longer that little girl who counts the days until she leaves me.

Meeting My Friend At 10, Saying Goodbye At 50

“My friend” was ever faithful despite my hostility towards her presence. Every 28 days, like clockwork, she would arrive. Read...
Gloria DiFulvio    |   03.13.17   |   SHARE
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The journey to a positive body image requires a different path for all people.

What It's Like To Undergo Weight Loss Surgery

A Q&A with someone who has first-hand experience with weight loss surgery. Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
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On being hyper-aware of one's space, vs. zero awareness of one's space. (Image Credit: Instagram/virgietovar)

'Thinspreading:' Do Thin People Take Up More Space Than Fat People?

I’d like to enter the term “thinspreading” into the running for 2017's new word of the year. I was recently at a party in San Francisco. I invited Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
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