Body Positive

10 Instagrammers show us minimal and androgynous looks for plus-size bodies. (Image: @marquimode)

10 Minimal And Androgynous Looks For Plus-Size Bodies

Minimalist and androgynous fashions are chic, easy to wear… and often really inaccessible to plus-size bodies. It’s not that the clothing is not Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.15.17   |   SHARE
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@readytostare rocks this badass tee made by Feminine Funk

These 11 Plus-Size Babes Rock Their Politics With These Graphic Looks

These plus-size babes are wearing their pride across their chests for the world to see. From Black pride to fat love to feminist statements, these Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.8.17   |   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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I can’t be fat-incognito any longer; it’s exhausting and pointless.

Coming Out As Fat

Before I started to write for Ravishly, I never used the word fat, and I rarely mentioned by body-type. But since then, I’ve tried to be more honest Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
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They aren’t thin, they are dead, and that’s nothing to shrug off. (Image Credit: Instagram/california_smartlipo)

Swallowing Balloons Is Killing Fat People

As long as the medical community is allowed to make a profit from the promise of thinness, fat people cannot trust them to have our best interests ( Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.22.17   |   SHARE
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The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world! Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   08.22.17   |   SHARE
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5 Ways To Take Your Bathing Suit Off Of The Beach & Into The Streets This Fall

Why should your suit sit in your dresser or closet for half a year and miss out on all of the fun? Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
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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