Bodies

The real reason I didn’t shed my bathing suit on Burriana Beach was because I was insecure about how my body looked.

Having My Body Issues Stripped Bare Among European Sunbathers

I was insecure about how my body looked. The European sunbathers shamelessly demonstrated that we can be perfectly satisfied with what we have. Read...
Candy Schulman    |   08.27.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
One of the reasons that narcissists are so troubling is their lack of compassion and awareness regarding how their behavior affects other people.

Are Fat Women Easy Targets For Narcissists? ​

One of the reasons that narcissists are so troubling is their lack of compassion and awareness regarding how their behavior affects other people. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   08.24.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

Take The Cake: The Hardest Part Of Writing You Have The Right To Remain Fat

To many who have experienced the gruesome reality that is diet culture I know 'You Have The Right To Remain Fat' makes complete sense. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.16.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term because it had no implications of health, or "ugliness," as fat does.

I'm Not "Thicc" — I'm Fat

I learned that the term “thicc” was fatphobic early in its rise. The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term. Read...
Jordan Daniels    |   08.13.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my age.

What Happened When I Went To Freeze My Eggs​

I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my Read...
Jen Glantz    |   08.10.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

Take The Cake: Do Smaller Fat People Have Privilege?

I came to realize that even though I was certainly a bona fide member, that some fat people were far more acutely marginalized than me. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.9.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
By the time I was 13, the message had come through loud and clear: Thinness was next to Godliness, and I could never achieve either without extraordinary means.

Purity Culture & Weight: Jesus Loves Skinny People​

By 13, I clearly understood: Thinness was next to Godliness, and I could never achieve either without extraordinary means. Jesus loves skinny people. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   08.8.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
What The Bu actually appears to support and donate to are organizations that engage in size-based oppression to the detriment of fat people.

Kombucha With A Side Of Fat Shaming 

Bu Kombucha's message on their bottle, “Health is our priority. The Bu supports and donates to organizations that fight obesity.” Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.7.18   |   SHARE
Bodies