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Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

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Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious.

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I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach.

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What I Learned About Feminism While Working At A Breastaurant

When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant — one of those chain restaurants, like Hooters, known for large-breasted servers.

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Take The Cake: 'Tis The Season For Fat Shaming & Here's Why

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Take The Cake: 3 New Rules For Re-defining Success Without Weight-Loss

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I was taught that weight loss was self-care, but then I did a bunch of research and realized dieting is actually the patriarchal destruction of my body.

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2017: The Year In Our Favorite Plus-Size Trends

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Looking back upon the incredible plus-size trends and fashionistas in 2017, we were able to hone into some of the more ubiquitous trends.

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Take-Out The Cake: Would You Date A Fat Fetishist? (Part 1)

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Would you date a fat fetishist? It always feels complicated to answer this question, but I promise an honest one by the end of part two.

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Take The Cake: 4 Body Boundary Tips For The Holidays

“I’m not discussing my weight or how I eat today.” - Virgie Tovar

My boundaries around how people can talk to me about my body are very clear. I’d like to share with you four body boundary tips for a better holiday.

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On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection.

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Roxane Gay Made Me Realize My Body Image Issues Are Kind Of Bullsh*t

I don’t have a so-called “unruly body,” as Gay calls it. Therefore, my body still plays by the societal rules and meets the expectations of what a woman “should” look like.

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