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Flavia Bernardes in her studio, surrounded by images from her series of body positive portraits.

Artist Flavia Bernardes Creates Body Positive Portraits Inspired By Instagram

I love portraying people when they are not playing roles, when they are just being themselves. That’s when they truly are at their most beautiful. So Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.21.17   |   SHARE
Image by Shinsuke Inoue via Unsplash

My Body, My Choice: What Body Positivity Activists Get Wrong About Weight Loss

I think anyone who helps others embrace and love their body in order to change our societal standards of beauty is ultimately doing a good thing. But Read...
Irina Gonzalez    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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Where Are All The Fat Women In The Handmaid’s Tale?

Given that the only requirement to be forced into handmaiden-hood is fertility, I find it quite strange that I have seen not one handmaid who looks Read...
Rebecca Bodenheimer    |   05.24.17   |   SHARE
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Just — no. Absolutely not.

Dove Just Launched Its Most Ridiculous Body Positive Cash Grab Yet

Yeah, no. No one wants their bottle of body wash to look like their actual body. Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.10.17   |   SHARE
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I Used To Think I Was Fat

The thing about body dissatisfaction, in general, is this: once you’re a loather, reversion to lover is as easy as wearing a g-string over the ass Read...
joni edelman   |   04.25.17   |   SHARE
All photos courtesy of the #FatAndFree campaign.

An Interview With Saucyé West Of The #FatAndFree Campaign

There’s a new hashtag campaign for this Spring/Summer season, and it encourages its participants to do just what it says: simply live #FatAndFree. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.25.17   |   SHARE
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"Body shaming is just one more thing in this big, scary world that I can’t protect her from, but damned if I’ll stop trying."

The Day I Realized I Can't Protect My Daughter From Body Shaming

My toddler was twirling in her tutu bathing suit while I shimmied into my plus-sized polka dot bikini. Since my 2-year-old is still in the phase Read...
Kelly Burch    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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Other cultures provide more opportunities to see a variety of bodies in the nude.

Your Lack Of Nudity Is Hurting Us All

I want more nudist-friendly spaces. I’m not saying it’s the answer to all of our problems, but I think it could help. I, like many Read...
Allison Yates    |   04.12.17   |   SHARE
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