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Take The Cake: Is Dumplin’ About Self-Acceptance Or Assimilation?

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Virgie Tovar    |   01.15.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Who Is LuLu Roman?

It’s hard to be fat in this culture (period), but it feels alchemical to me to watch these stars rise to the top — highly visible, on screens all Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.3.19   |   SHARE
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TakeThe Cake: 9 Body Positive Resolutions For 2019 

Resolution season is rough for many of us. Most goal-setting relies upon self-defeating and depleting aspirations, like assimilation into problematic Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.27.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: My Body Did This Magical Thing & It Blew My Mind

This was the first time in my adult life when I had become really crystal clear on what I wanted and needed from others. I have been so used to Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.13.18   |   SHARE
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I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   12.7.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 'Tis The Season For Fat Shaming & Here's Why

'Tis the season for complex feelings about our bodies as the
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Virgie Tovar    |   11.29.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Doing Friendsgiving Is A Radical Act For Me

What horrible thing is going to happen this year? Is my aunt going to touch me or someone else inappropriately or make sexual innuendo? What terrible Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.22.18   |   SHARE
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The mid-afternoon slump is a well-known phenomenon, tempting office workers everywhere to crawl under their desks for a quick nap.

Here’s Why You Have No Energy At 3PM

No energy at 3PM? The mid-afternoon slump is a well-known phenomenon. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   11.21.18   |   SHARE
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