body acceptance

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
Bodies
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
Bodies
Being naked feels so good that I half expect it to show up as the latest Gwenyth Paltrow-backed panacea on Goop.

Whenever I Hate My Body, I Get Naked

Some days I feel like a Botticelli, some days I feel like a sexy, dumpy baby. Even when I am naked, my frame of reference is limited. I have not seen Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   07.3.17   |   SHARE
Your body is beautiful now, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and all. Walk with it, love it as you go, and honor it every step of the way. (Photo by Ashlee Dean Wells, 4th Trimester Bodies Project)

Your Body Is As Beautiful Today As It's Ever Been

So, women, I’m talking to you — give yourself permission to love every inch of you. Honor your body, and meet it where it is. To those of you who’ve Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.9.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Sometimes it’s refreshing and vital to remember that our bodies have other roles. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

Getting In Touch With My Body Through Mermaid Lessons

When we heard that mermaid classes were coming to our local pool, we knew we had to try it out. Read...
Fiona Tapp    |   05.9.17   |   SHARE
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