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If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you know my struggle. I'm pursuing healing and loving my skin from a different perspective.

Learning To Love The Skin You’re In…With Eczema

If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you know my struggle. I'm pursuing healing and loving my skin from a different perspective.

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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of everywhere else. So, raising a daughter scares the shit out of me.

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The Ugly Truth Behind Pretty Pictures

This article by Sierra Filucci first appeared on

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Please Don’t Compliment My Weight Loss

I’m not exactly sure how to take this. Is being thin a consolation prize for being sick?

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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or playing nice. We dedicate a lot of time to being conscientious citizens.

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How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image.

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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being forced every, single day to navigate fatphobia while attempting to keep their dignity, heart, and spirit intact.

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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true!

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