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The Ugly Truth Behind Pretty Pictures

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Please Don’t Compliment My Weight Loss

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I’m not exactly sure how to take this. Is being thin a consolation prize for being sick?

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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

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It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or playing nice. We dedicate a lot of time to being conscientious citizens.

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How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

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From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image.

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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

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2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being forced every, single day to navigate fatphobia while attempting to keep their dignity, heart, and spirit intact.

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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

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A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true!

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Take The Cake: My Body Did This Magical Thing & It Blew My Mind

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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 letting others lead the exchange, unsure how to navigate, unable to access my own needs.

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

I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

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Take The Cake: Love Letter To The Fat Babe At The Club

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I hadn't been to a club like this one — the kind full of straight men who are probably homophobic and at least a little coercive, who smell like Old Spice deodorant and have enough disposable income to keep an open tab (the kind of men I'd been taught were "a catch") — for a very, very long time. I tried to remember exactly how long. A decade? More?

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Take The Cake: Body Hating Mornings? Add This One Thing To Your Bedroom

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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.

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