Marie Southard Ospina

Marie Southard Ospina

Bio

Marie Southard Ospina is a Colombian-American writer and editor living in rural England (like, moorlands-and-sheep-in-the-backyard rural). Her words on fat positivity, body image, feminism, plus size fashion, literature, motherhood, sex, and relationships can be found on Bustle, Romper, The Establishment, Everyday Feminism, and Dazed, among others. You will most often find her eating cheese or chocolate, probably while covered in some kind of baby goop. 

Marie Southard Ospina Articles

For so long, becoming wives and mothers was our “duty.” Striving to “do it all” and “have it all” is perhaps an act of rebellion against those ideologies.

It's Okay If You Don't Want To Have It All

For so long, becoming wives and mothers was our “duty.” Striving to “do it all” and “have it all” is perhaps an act of rebellion against those ideologies.

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How The Spanish Word For "Fat" Helped Me Treat My Body Like A Friend

“Gorda,” the Spanish word for “fat,” loomed over me as I wrapped a towel around my body, arms firmly pushing into my stomach. Years later I embraced it.

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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of everywhere else. So, raising a daughter scares the shit out of me.

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For me, it took leaving the city in order to love my rawest self.

How Leaving NYC For The Countryside Is Helping Me Love My Rawest Self

I just don’t want to rely on my makeup and clothes for my self-confidence. For me, it took leaving the city in order to love my rawest self.

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