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Why Misgendering Me Makes Me Feel Like My Body Is A Problem

Queer people have to work hard for individualized respect. We exist in a culture that forces us into a two-and-only-two sex and gender binary.

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Ask Erin: I Have Relationship Doubts Because My Boyfriend Comments On My Body

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.


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Hi Erin,

I have been with my boyfriend for over two years. At the start of our relationship, I was dealing with anorexia and bulimia. Since then, I have recovered and currently weigh 15-20kg more than what I weighed at the start of the relationship. 

I thought he didn’t mind, but a couple of months ago, I joked around saying, “oh, you love my tummy now.”

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Black People Get Eating Disorders Too

Eating disorders continue to be misunderstood and stigmatized within the Black community. For years, there have been myths about eating disorders affecting only white, affluent, young women. With increasing education and discussion on the subject, it’s becoming more apparent how universal eating disorders are. 

Eating disorders impact people of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexualities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and other identifiers. 

Eating disorders are equally devastating for everyone. Despite this fact, some people within the Black community misunderstand and downplay the severity of this disease, particularly when it impacts other Black people. 

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Anorexia Recovery And Sex: How The Two Go Hand In Hand

I’m in recovery from anorexia. I’m also learning how to have sex again. The two have more in common than you think.

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 These different messages lead one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

Linking BMI To Sexual Orientation Ignores A Bigger Health Threat — Homophobia

The study leads one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

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What Exactly IS The "Snake-Diet?" (And 7 Ways It's Harmful)

The “Snake-Diet” is just another fad diet that claims to cure you of your fat — but it’s also different, it’s dangerous. I'm going to tell you why.

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I remember what it was like to be thin.

I'm Happy In My Fat Body, But I Miss Being Thin

You do not have to hate your body — but you don’t have to love it either. While I'm happy with my fat body, I miss being thin.

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Here are a few ways we can help kids develop a healthy body image.

We Need To Talk About Body Image With Our Kids Early And Often​

The media and the fashion industry overwhelmingly continue to promote a body type that’s not realistic. We need to talk to about body image with our kids.

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