body positivity

"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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Photo courtesy of the author.

 Plus-Size Women Are All Out of Cookies For Straight-Size Men

True allyship is often done behind the scenes. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Actually, #DONTDropThePlus

The first time I heard about the #DropThePlus campaign I was of two minds. On Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.6.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

It's Not Me, It's You: My Breakup With Body Positivity

It feels like a community that I don’t fit in now. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
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
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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
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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
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