fat phobia

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New Year, Nude You: Celebrating Plus-Size Bodies In 2018

We’re inundated with diet talk. But what about those of us who are content, or want to be happy as who we are? Let's celebrate - New Year, Nude You! Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   01.12.18   |   SHARE
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Why does self-love feel harder than dieting? Let's talk about it!

Take The Cake: Why Does Self-Love Feel Harder Than Dieting?

There is not a single path to self-love, and so you must become an engineer of that process. We have to feel lots of uncomfortable things. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.8.17   |   SHARE
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My candy addiction is real and the holidays are hard.

The Holidays Are The Worst Time Of Year For My Candy Addiction

My candy addiction is always with me, but the period between Halloween and New Years is the most challenging time of year. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   10.31.17   |   SHARE
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Fatness, femininity and hair! Photo credit: @virgietovar on Instagram

Take The Cake: Fatness, Femininity, And My Pink Bangs

One of the things I have done for myself in adulthood as part of my healing process is make a strong claim to fatness femininity. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.5.17   |   SHARE
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Femininity as we know it is about smallness — metaphorical and actual. Fat women defy the core tenet of femininity, which is: be small. It doesn’t matter if we “chose” this power or not.

Take The Cake: Dear Fat Girl, Do You Know How Powerful You Are?

My unique capacity to see the vile underbelly of “normal” life made me an important witness to the reality of cultural failure. My inability to pass Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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Even if moving to business models that include clothes for people of all sizes might take a while, the issues with models could be solved immediately. (Image Credit: Instagram/forever21)

Forever 21 & The 'All Shapes And Sizes' Lie

So this new line by Forever 21 goes up to “3X” which they’ve defined as a size 18. Forever 21 may be better than some in terms of carrying larger Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
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This is about way more than the freedom to dress in comfortable clothing while at school. Let’s talk about some stats that this principal should know if she’s going to talk to adolescent girls about body size. (Image Credit: YouTube/SanVic)

When A Principal Publicly Fat Shames Female Students

We could risk the mental and physical health of all the girls in the school by using fat shaming to try to control the way that they dress, or we Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
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He wasn’t the first doctor to tell me I needed to lose weight.  (image: flickr/ nafis zebarjadi

Bad Fatty

I am a "bad fatty" because I choose to live my best life and I don't think that means suffering through an existence without joy Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   08.1.17   |   SHARE
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