Body Positive

Mayo Mermaid (image credit: Sanne of Full of Freckles)

Washed Up Whales, Hungry Hippos, & Mayo Mermaids: The Power Of Reclaiming Fat Insults

Internet trolls and their fat insults (no matter how creative) don’t make me cry. There's power in reclaiming fat insults! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.17.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Never date someone who doesn’t love your belly!

Take The Cake: Never Date Someone Who Doesn’t Love Your Belly

You deserve someone who loves your body, who makes you feel safe, who makes you feel sexy. Never date someone who doesn’t love your belly! Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.16.17   |   SHARE
How to talk to your daughter about her body - reinforce the quality of her body, rather than the quantity.

How To Talk To Your Daughter About Body Image

When it comes to how to talk to your daughter about her body and body image - reinforce the quality of her body, rather than the quantity. Read...
Mariana Plata    |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
Families
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
Bodies
Giving up unattainable perfection is liberating!

The Five Ways I'm Giving Up Unattainable Perfection

Maybe I'm not as confident and comfortable with myself as I appear to the outside world. But it's time and I'm giving up unattainable perfection. Read...
Laura Delarato    |   10.26.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Image from the author's Instagram (@virgietovar)

Take The Cake: Thin People Aren't "Naturally" Superior To Fat People

Fat people, we do not have to acquiesce to our culture's normalization of hierarchy. We do not have to turn the other cheek. Joy does not come at the Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.26.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
The 3 Levels of Fatphobia are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional.

Take The Cake: The 3 Levels Of Fatphobia

The 3 Levels of Fatphobia are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional. Yes, everyone is affected by fatphobia. But the follow-up question is Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
image credit: Marie Southard Ospina

How The Spanish Word For "Fat" Helped Me Treat My Body Like A Friend

“Gorda,” the Spanish word for “fat,” loomed over me as I wrapped a towel around my body, arms firmly pushing into my stomach. Years later I embraced Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
Bodies