body acceptance

I am a small woman. Can I tell you I am afraid in elevators and crowds?

On Being A Small Woman 

I am a small woman. I stand just over five feet tall. Even as a home-owning adult, I feel like a child. Read...
Robin Silbergleid of Role Reboot    |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
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Briana Hernandez, Mama Fierce Blog

Confronting And Crushing Weight-Gain Anxiety

Diet culture teaches us is that the grass is always greener on the skinnier side of our memories. I'm confronting my own weight-gain anxiety. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   11.8.17   |   SHARE
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It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection. Read...
Jody Allard of Role Reboot    |   10.27.17   |   SHARE
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I love her body because it’s hers.

Navigating Body Size Diversity In A Lesbian Relationship

Experience body size diversity in a lesbian relationship is our journey. Our bodies connect us, remind us of our humanness, and for this, I am Read...
Heather Newell    |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Let’s stop all this one-size-fits-all, unrealistic expectations approach to pregnancy, and let’s put our energy into making sure that pregnant people have the support and resources they need for themselves, their fetuses, and their kids. (Image Credit: Instagram/stylish_bump)

Please Don't Expect All Pregnant People To Be Serena Williams

The last thing pregnant folks need is the message that they can (and should) be able to work at the level of professional athletes and actors while Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.29.17   |   SHARE
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I can’t be fat-incognito any longer; it’s exhausting and pointless.

Coming Out As Fat

Before I started to write for Ravishly, I never used the word fat, and I rarely mentioned by body-type. But since then, I’ve tried to be more honest Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Ravishly’s Official Position On The Conversation Around Body Image And Body Positivity 

We are always evolving and learning because we believe that’s the best way to live. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.8.17   |   SHARE
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The hardest part of the charade is acting unphased when faced with shaming.

The Key To Confidence Is Being A Big, Fat Liar

On being a big fat liar...Sometimes "being yourself" just doesn't cut it. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
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