Bodies

Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain 

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

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Butch Is Beautiful: On Learning To Love Myself

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Embracing butchness is a struggle, but these small moments have helped me undo years of insecurity. Butch is beautiful and so am I!

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Learning To Restrict Calories Isn't College Wellness — It's Dangerously Unhealthy

Having been forced to disclose her eating disorder status to four people, Morgan was now at their mercy in order to graduate while maintaining her physical and mental health.

Having been forced to disclose her eating disorder status, Morgan was now at their mercy in order to graduate from Vanguard University.

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Please Stop Telling People Going Through Infertility To "Just Relax"

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As someone who went through six years of infertility and who’s now in therapy for it, please stop telling people going through infertility to just relax.

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How A Haircut Changed My Life

My hair softened those sharp edges. It neutralized the threat of me. It said I was no trouble.

My hair softened those sharp edges. It neutralized the threat of me. It said I was no trouble. My haircut changed my life.

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Take the Cake: Why Fat Liberation Isn’t About Whether Fat People Are Healthy

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Fat liberation and fat people’s full humanity and our right to a life free from discrimination — not our health status.

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Are Vacations Fat Friendly?

Are vacations fat friendly? It can be tiring for plus-sized people to continually have to prove that they are worthy of excitement and adventure.

Are vacations fat friendly? It can be tiring for plus-sized people to continually have to prove that they are worthy of excitement and adventure.

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Take The Cake: 3 Tips For Normalizing How Your Fat Body Moves, Looks & Feels

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Bodies of all sizes do amazing stuff all the time. Don't let fatphobia hijack your body's right to exist in all its vast complexity.

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If You Want To Talk About Physical Health, We’re Probably Going To Talk About Mental Health First

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If you want to talk to me about health, it’s essential that you know that we’re probably going to talk about mental health first.

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Is It Because I'm Fat? How Internalized Shame Impacts Intimacy

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me.

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me. The pain never fully went away.

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