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My tendonitis has healed, but I can't risk it recurring just because I want people to like the way I look as I whiz — or amble — by.

Running, In Style: The Endless Quest For A Not-Ugly Running Shoe

I wish that function and style didn’t have to be mutually exclusive for sport. Can’t I have a running shoe that's pretty? Or at least unobtrusive? Read...
Amy Klein    |   06.28.17   |   SHARE
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4 Ways For An Advocate To Engage In Self-Care

We are tired and hurting and don't know what else to do. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.22.17   |   SHARE
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Roxane Gay at a significantly less dreadful interview with Trevor Noah

How Mamamia's Treatment Of Roxane Gay Reveals The Fatphobia In Feminist Spaces

One has to wonder what they would have done if they had been trying to do it with a “mean spirit.” Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   06.22.17   |   SHARE
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I saw myself and I knew there was nothing that fatphobia or my inner asshole could do to take away the beauty and the magic that was right before my eyes.

Take The Cake: How Being Photographed In My Underwear Changed The Way I Saw My Body

After years and years of fatphobia-induced body dysmorphia, it’s hard to actually just see my body with anything approaching objectivity. But when I Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.22.17   |   SHARE
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Not only does she suggest that “feeling fat” can be fixed through the use of tools, but she says that one “tool” to use when you’re “feeling fat” is to tell yourself that you are “beautiful.” Dude. (Image Credit: Instagram/theashleygraham)

Dear Ashley Graham: Fat Is Not A Feeling

Fat is not a feeling you have. Fat is a body size you are. Fat people have as many different feelings about our bodies as thin people do. Suggesting Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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No one can make you laugh like a fellow fat woman. (Image: Instagram/ SumaJaneDark via MamaFierceBlog)

6 Reasons Every Plus-Size Woman Needs A “Fat Squad”

When “down girl” becomes “woke woman,” she needs a squad. And when she’s fat, she needs a fat squad. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
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My Body, My Choice: What Body Positivity Activists Get Wrong About Weight Loss

I think anyone who helps others embrace and love their body in order to change our societal standards of beauty is ultimately doing a good thing. But Read...
Irina Gonzalez    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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There is room for all of us to have full humanity. We shouldn’t settle for less.

Take The Cake: F*ck Acceptance. Give Me Change

I don’t want to move the line of the socially acceptable body by 50 or 100 or 150 pounds. I want to get rid of the line altogether because the line Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.15.17   |   SHARE
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