Self Care

I'm happy being fat.

I’m Perfectly Happy Being Fat. Stop Making It Your Issue.

I’m very aware of the fact that I’m fat — trust me. I’ve had this body for longer than you’ve been familiar with it. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   11.16.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Body Hating Mornings? Add This One Thing To Your Bedroom

I got tired of waking up and being terrified for my health and so I decided to do what I’d been taught to do in moments of distress: craft. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.15.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Stop Shaming Indirect Communication

I’ve been ashamed of my indirect communication style for a really long time. Recently I realized that I was done feeling shame for the way I navigate Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.8.18   |   SHARE
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I Quit My Job Because of Chronic Illness

When you hear about a person with a chronic illness working or not working or considering quitting a job, these decisions were not made lightly. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   11.6.18   |   SHARE
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Why Do We Still Think A Woman’s Pain Is ‘All In Her Head?'

Treating women like idiots has the additional consequence of making women less likely to report symptoms in general. It’s really exhausting Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   11.2.18   |   SHARE
Ali Abbassi’s Border movie

Take The Cake: Does Ali Abbassi’s ‘Border’ Have Lessons For Fat Acceptance?

Ali Abbassi’s ‘Border’ movie ultimately reminded me of what happens when we meet someone who reflects our power back to us. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.1.18   |   SHARE
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What Your Menstrual Products Say About You

Your period is a time for many things: comfort eating, getting into arguments for reasons you can't reconstruct…but it’s also a time to express Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   10.31.18   |   SHARE
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Megan Jayne Crabbe AKA bodyposipanda: Writer, Advocate, Possible Mermaid?

Megan, aka bodyposipanda is brave and beautiful and now I've used all the adjectives I can think of. Just take my word for it and get her book. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.26.18   |   SHARE