bodies

Take The Cake: No One Gets To Tell You What Your Body Looks Like

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Affection or attention that relies upon body conformity is not love — it’s exploitation. I’m here to tell you once and for all: your body is yours.

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9 Signs You've Been Doing This Life Thing For A While

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness.

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness.

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I'm Not "Thicc" — I'm Fat

The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term because it had no implications of health, or "ugliness," as fat does.

I learned that the term “thicc” was fatphobic early in its rise. The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term.

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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.

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.

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Why Is It So Hard For Me To Ask For More As A Fat Person?

As a fat person, the thought that I’m already taking up too much space and that it would be selfish to ask for more is always in the back of my mind.

As a fat person, the thought that I’m already taking up too much space and that it would be selfish to ask for more is always in the back of my mind.

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NEDAwareness Week: Tips For Staying The Recovery Route When You’re Feeling Rough

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It's National Eating Disorder Awareness week, which may provide support and things that help you — but awareness, in and of itself, can be tough.

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What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

Chronic illness and fatness can interact in ways that exacerbate both the ableism and fatphobia we experience.

As a sick person, sometimes even well-meaning people say and do things that are frustrating. Here's what your sick fat friend wants you to know.

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Parents, Please Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Maybe your own parents didn’t talk to you about sex, and that instilled shame in you. But that shame isn’t yours to pass on to your children.

Talking about sex may make you uncomfortable, but so would having children who grow up in ignorance and fear.

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Are Formerly Fat People More Fatphobic Than Other People?     

When the formerly fat spoke of their hardships, I didn’t take them seriously.

When the formerly fat spoke of their hardships, I didn’t take them seriously. I thought that without the problem of weight, their lives must be perfect.

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent (At Any Age)

Talking to your kids about consent is important at any age.

Wondering how to talk to your kids about consent? It's not hard as you’d think — the conversation changes over the years, but it’s all the same framework.

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