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Once upon a time, everything your body did was magic to you.

Why Do You Hate Your Body?

Your body shows up for you everyday. Why do you want to mold it and change it and tell it it’s ugly or fat or saggy or substandard. Why do you hate Read...
joni edelman   |   01.19.17   |   SHARE
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"When I think of the ways that fat people are treated as a group, I don’t know how the descriptors “hatred” and “intolerance” cannot be used to describe the behaviors that fat people deal with on a daily basis."

Take The Cake: Don't Let Anyone Make You Feel Ashamed Of Your Body

One of the things that has become exceedingly obvious to me is how our current cultural attitudes toward fat people are steeped in bigotry. Yes, fat- Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.19.17   |   SHARE
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Life is about so much more than whether or not you eat that cupcake.

When Your Body Is In Between "Fat" And "Thin"

When the spread was published, all the girls in the shot were small — small enough to notice their not-bigness. It was the first time I felt “othered Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   01.17.17   |   SHARE
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Via @virgietovar on Instagram: "Thursday, you will not kick my ass."

Take The Cake: Ugliness Is A Myth

I was introduced to the concept of ugliness when I was five years old. It was, for almost all intents and purposes, the totality of who I was. Fat Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.12.17   |   SHARE
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https://www.instagram.com/clubclitoris/

Love Thy Labia: 5 Reasons Why Women Shouldn’t Give A F*ck What Their Labia Look Like

All labia are equally beautiful and unique, like butterfly wings: complete with different lengths, textures, and shapes. Read...
Jessica Wendroff    |   01.10.17   |   SHARE
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A properly fitting bra makes all the difference. Seriously.

8 Steps To New Boobs (Or How The Right Bra Can Change Your Life)

*/ /*-->*/ I've been fitting women for bras for ten years, and can say authoritatively that most women are wearing the wrong size. What many women Read...
Judy P. Masucci, Ph.D    |   01.9.17   |   SHARE
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No retail "therapy" here.

When Shopping For Clothes Is Traumatizing

I have to go shopping tomorrow and I’m dreading it. I’ve been thinking about it for two weeks, procrastinating and making up excuses not to go, but Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.9.17   |   SHARE
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I imagine he was surprised that a woman of my size had kicked his ass in our (previously unbeknownst to me) competition.

I'm Done Trying To Be The Perfect Fat Person

Some of our happiest moments are those when we think that no one is watching: when we sing at the top of our lungs in our cars, or we dance down the Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   01.5.17   |   SHARE
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