body positivity

I gave up basing my self-esteem on numbers.

How I Learned To Love My Body

My weight doesn’t make me something less, but something more: a beautiful woman. Read...
Elizabeth Broadbent    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Old photos tell a different story than the one I remember...

What If I Was Never 'Fat?'

Right before I had a baby, two years ago, I was happy (enough) with my weight. I ate what I wanted. I walked a lot. I felt strong. Still, when I Read...
Kelly Green    |   03.17.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
There's a difference between a person genuinely admiring your gifts, and a person who sees you as a way to feel superior.

Take The Cake: Don't Just Blindly Say 'You Inspire Me'

Two weeks ago, I was in West Lafayette, Indiana. I flew into Chicago at around midnight, and I was picked up by new friend and hostess, Mel. Even Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.16.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
The luminous Sauycé West. (image: Shawn Davis Photography via Instagram/ saucyewest)

Fatshion Friday: 14 Babes That Are Radiant In Yellow 

Yellow is a BIG color this year, but guess what — we don't see much of it in plus-sized fashion. Surprised? Unfortunately, neither are we. If you’re Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.10.17   |   SHARE
Culture
The journey to a positive body image requires a different path for all people.

What It's Like To Undergo Weight Loss Surgery

A Q&A with someone who has first-hand experience with weight loss surgery. Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
This is the time to fight, to hold the line, to preserve our humanity and protect our bodies — all of our bodies. (Image: Flickr/ mumography)

Having A Body In Donald’s America 

It’s a dangerous and challenging time for many of us to have a body in the United States. There are things we can do to not only love our bodies but Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   02.28.17   |   SHARE
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Don't ever underestimate the power of the good ol' fashioned vent sesh. (Image Credit: Instagram/Virgie Tovar)

Take The Cake: The Power Of Venting

I know that not everyone has the same appetite for The Vent, but when it comes to doing work around diet culture and fatphobia, venting is a powerful Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.16.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
My body, this larger body of mine, has been there through everything.

How I Came To Love My Fat, Beautiful Body

Beauty and body fat percentage are not mutually exclusive. Read...
Sarah Blohm of Role Reboot    |   02.13.17   |   SHARE
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