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Take The Cake: I Accidentally Went On A Date With A “Clean Eater”

To him, perhaps, my fat feminine body was acceptable to sexualize. I can’t say I learned a foolproof way of avoiding going on a date with a clean Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.19.18   |   SHARE
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There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them.

What I Took For Granted When I Was Able-Bodied​

There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them. Pain is fluid. It seeps into every crack and corner. Read...
Heather M. Jones    |   07.17.18   |   SHARE
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Photo: Abeer Al-Kubaisi, courtesy of MIGA.

Swimsuits Inspired By Scars Are Changing How We Talk About Disfigurement

Mendiola chose to design swimwear as a way to change the narrative surrounding societal beauty standards and physical differences. Read...
Ariel Henley    |   07.16.18   |   SHARE
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Fat camp would be a piece of cake — that I wouldn’t be allowed to eat.

I'm A Fat Camp Survivor ​

I’m a survivor — of fat camp. How terrible could a weight-loss camp be? Well, it was bad enough that I’m still dealing with its after-effects decades Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   07.16.18   |   SHARE
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I smile a lot. Not because it’s my favorite, though I certainly don’t mind, but because my face just does that.

"Resting Niceface" Made My Invisible Illness Go Undiagnosed For 25 Years​

I smile a lot. Not because it’s my favorite, though I certainly don’t mind, but because my face just does that. And my smile made my illness go Read...
Meg Hartley    |   07.11.18   |   SHARE
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Fat shaming doesn’t have any positive outcomes, but it has plenty of negative ones. A study found that fat shaming leads to eating disorders for some girls.

How Fat Shaming Leads To Eating Disorders

Fat shaming doesn’t have any positive outcomes, but it has plenty of negative ones. A study found that fat shaming leads to eating disorders for some Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   07.10.18   |   SHARE
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I became a bionic woman on August 24, 2009, the day after my fifteenth birthday.

Bionic Woman: Finding Body Positivity When You’re Made of Metal  

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes a sideways curvature of the spine and often occurs during childhood growth spurts. I am now a bionic woman! Read...
Ellen Ricks    |   07.6.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Do Fat People Face Too Much Pressure to Be Happy?​

I think there’s a special kind of burden placed on stigmatized people to pretend that everything is A-Okay. Would I be smiling if I was oppressed? Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.5.18   |   SHARE
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