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Do I want to spend the next half of my life battling a new set of reasons why my body is wrong?

Can You Ever Get Over Your Body Being Too Much?

Over the almost 40 years that I’ve been on this planet, I’ve absorbed the message — whether it’s about my hair, pale skin, or the size of particular Read...
Dawn Clancy    |   04.27.17   |   SHARE
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PCOS And The Pressure To Perform Womanhood — Even If You Aren't A Woman

I stand in the bathroom for six hours. My parents and brother are gone, and I stand there, staring in the mirror, staring at the butter knife on the Read...
Naseem Jamnia    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
These days, I shave most of my body hair by choice. On the days (or weeks) that I don't, that decision is just as much my choice. Image: Thinkstock.

Why I Was Late To The Shaving Game

I tapped the razor on the side of the sink and inspected my smooth legs for any missed spots. Then I rinsed the blade, washed my hands, and put on my Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
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It all started with a 16-year-old French blogger named Adele Labo, who “suffered enormously” after being mocked by her classmates for refusing to shave. Image: Adele Labo.

'Princesses Have Hair': How A Teenager's Viral Hashtag Is Shaking Up Beauty Standards

For centuries — since the days of ancient Egypt, in fact — women have been going to immense lengths to remove their body hair. Plucking, shaving, Read...
Belinda Jepsen of Mamamia    |   07.25.16   |   SHARE
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If I don't start embracing the body I am in, my daughter loses, too. Image: Dahiana Candelo/Unsplash.

My Post-Pregnancy Body Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine Anymore

I understand that feeling good is far more important than looking good. But it's hard to not get caught up in the frenzy to lose all the baby weight Read...
Vedavati M.    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
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I Tried Going Shampoo-Free (So You Don’t Have To)

I’ve been on a largely fruitless quest for good hair all my life. I’ve got thin, baby-fine, straight-as-a-nail hair that’s somehow both oily and Read...
Kelly Davio    |   06.18.15   |   SHARE
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True Confessions Of A Smelly Girl

A new study reveals how women with body hair disgust, like, everybody on earth. But what about smelly women . . . are we even worse? Read...
Katie Tandy   |   02.17.15   |   SHARE
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