Body Positive

image credit: Lena Dunham IG

Well Whaddya Know, Lena Dunham Lost Weight And People Don't Like It

It looks like Lena Dunham has lost some weight, perhaps even a lot of weight? Read...
joni edelman   |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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Fancy Feast — The Fat Burlesque Performer

Fancy Feast, The Fat Burlesque Performer: A (Super Awesome & Babely) Film By Leon Chase

Fancy Feast is smart, funny, entertaining, and gorgeous. I don't have anything else to say. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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Rock those short-shorts, no matter your size.

Take The Cake: Short Shorts + Jiggly Thighs Forever

I spent most of last week in a southern California heat wave. You know when it’s so hot you start to feel the skin on your face become tighter and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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Just like everyone else’s on that beach, my body was just a body.

How I Gained F*** Off Status Going Topless In Ibiza 

Just like everyone else’s on that beach, my body was just a body. I didn’t even have to love it, but I didn’t have my fear of it control my life, Read...
Allison Yates    |   03.22.17   |   SHARE
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(Photo by Suma Jane Dark. Front row, L-R: Jessica Rihal, Manon Marchetti Edwards, Hayley Herms, and Megan Kimberling. Rear: Jules Wood, Laurel Dickman, and Astra Varnado.)

Unsculpted: A Photo Series From Photographer Suma Jane Dark 

Today, we interview photographer Suma Jane Dark, known best for their body-positive work shown through a feminist lens. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.20.17   |   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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Take The Cake: Secret Relationships With Fat Women

When we both moved to San Francisco in our 20s, she moved to a wealthy neighborhood and I moved into a neighborhood where old men had phone sex on Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
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"I had to reckon with the fact that people do this to other people, that men do this to women, that my body had been coopted and turned into a repository for someone else’s shame."

Take The Cake: Is Fatness A Superpower?

This week in Babecamp we were talking about Sarai Walker’s novel Dietland. The main character Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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