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Google! A walk is not a cupcake!

A Walk Is Not A Cupcake: Google's Worst Idea Yet

Hey Google - encouraging people to walk, while ignoring there are plenty of people with disabilities, is engaging in ableism. Cupcakes only make it Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
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This is my life with an eating disorder. This is my before and after.

The Other Before and After: Life With An Eating Disorder 

I’ve never been a fan of eating disorder recovery Before-and-After photos. I don’t find it healthy or helpful to compare and appraise the shapes and Read...
Hannah Matthews    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
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The 3 Levels of Fatphobia are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional.

Take The Cake: The 3 Levels Of Fatphobia

The 3 Levels of Fatphobia are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional. Yes, everyone is affected by fatphobia. But the follow-up question is Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Marie Southard Ospina

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 Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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Photo credit: Tracy Broxterman @brxtrmn on Instagram

13 Plus-Size Looks For Goth-Tober

What month could be better to celebrate gothic style than October? Fall begins the onset of the darkness of the year’s end. Here are 13 Goth-Tober Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   10.13.17   |   SHARE
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The consequences of vulvodynia can be devastating; physically, mentally and emotionally.

7 Signs Your Vagina Is Depressed (No, Really)

Charlotte’s vagina is depressed and brought some much needed attention to a serious health condition that affects roughly 16 percent of women. Read...
Josie Gleave of SHESAID    |   10.13.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: That Time I Went To Adult Fat Camp

I just spent the weekend at adult fat camp — admittedly, a very different kind of fat camp than I used to dream about all those years ago. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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The main argument against having more open conversations about anorexia is that one person’s recovery memoir is another girl’s manual.

The Problem With Dismissing Anorexia Narratives

The main argument against having more open conversations about anorexia is that one person’s recovery memoir is another girl’s manual. Read...
Molly Guinn Bradley    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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