Body Acceptance

Less access to quality treatment and resources is deeply concerning given that those that are available already lack understanding about cultural identities and how mental health conditions affect minorities. (Image credit: Instagram/tothebonemovie)

Netflix's 'To The Bone' Is Just Another Example Of Struggle Through A Privileged Lens

Netflix’s latest drama 'To The Bone' just emphasizes the inequity in eating disorder treatment options. The main character, Ellen, is a white, 20- Read...
Caroline Shannon-Karasik    |   07.21.17   |   SHARE
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"After trying to avoid completely ceasing communication with both my mother and grandmother, I realized I had come to the end of another road."

Take The Cake: Breaking Up With My Family, Part 2

There had only been room for a persona - a sunshiney child-parent. My mother and grandmother had always fixated on my childhood. It finally made Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.20.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Stop The Chub Rub: 5 Easy Ways To Beat The Burn And Still Keep Your Mermaid Thighs

It's summer. That means beaches, bikinis, all the ice cream you can eat, and your thighs rubbing together until they practically start a fire.  Chub Read...
joni edelman   |   07.19.17   |   SHARE
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We all want someone who will appreciate our curves, voluptuousness, strength, and beauty without fetishizing us.

I'm Fat, I'm Fabulous, But I'm Not Your Fetish

We all want someone who will appreciate our curves, voluptuousness, strength, and beauty without fetishizing us. I’m fat, I’m fabulous, but I’m not Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   07.18.17   |   SHARE
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Activity Inequality study From Stanford

'Activity Inequality': What Is It? Is It Making Us Fat? Study From Stanford Blows Some Minds

I can boil all of this down for you real quick: Walk. More. Daily. As much as you can. Read...
joni edelman   |   07.14.17   |   SHARE
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My parents wanted our family to be in high-threat mode because it kept us closer.

Take The Cake: Breaking Up With My Family, Part 1

More than lip service to an unlikely situation, I needed accountability from my family. Small things that required less bravado, but more work. Just Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.13.17   |   SHARE
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If your doctor isn’t willing to provide compassionate care, including reassuring and supporting you, then they are incompetent and undeserving of you as a patient.

If You're Feeling Uncomfortable With Your Gyno, It Might Be Time To Fire Them

A recent article claimed there are certain behaviors that gynecologists don't like in their patients. Here are some myths debunked about your trip to Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   07.12.17   |   SHARE
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No matter where I am weight-wise, this isn’t a fat suit that I can take off, and I can’t rely on it to keep me safe — that’s something I have to do for myself.

My Fat Doesn't Protect Me; I Have To Do That For Myself

Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate based on body weight, and none of us should take our safety for granted. My fat doesn't protect me. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   07.10.17   |   SHARE
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