bodies

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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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.

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. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   04.11.18   |   SHARE
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NEDAwareness Week: Tips For Staying The Recovery Route When You’re Feeling Rough

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. Read...
Molly Guinn Bradley    |   03.1.18   |   SHARE
Minds
Chronic illness and fatness can interact in ways that exacerbate both the ableism and fatphobia we experience.

What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

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. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
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.

Parents, Please Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Talking about sex may make you uncomfortable, but so would having children who grow up in ignorance and fear. Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.6.18   |   SHARE
Families
When the formerly fat spoke of their hardships, I didn’t take them seriously.

Are Formerly Fat People More Fatphobic Than Other People?     

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 Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   01.5.18   |   SHARE
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Talking to your kids about consent is important at any age.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent (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 Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
Families
I had to change my relationship with food.

How Breaking My Jaw Changed My Relationship With Food

It was impossible to binge — not being able to chew took away much of the enjoyment. I had to change my relationship with food. Read...
Danielle Harrison    |   11.20.17   |   SHARE
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