fat positive

I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   12.7.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Love Letter To The Fat Babe At The Club

I hadn't been to a club like this one — the kind full of straight men who are probably homophobic and at least a little coercive, who smell like Old Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.6.18   |   SHARE
I'm happy being fat.

I’m Perfectly Happy Being Fat. Stop Making It Your Issue.

I’m very aware of the fact that I’m fat — trust me. I’ve had this body for longer than you’ve been familiar with it. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   11.16.18   |   SHARE
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I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me.

Is It Because I'm Fat? How Internalized Shame Impacts Intimacy

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me. The pain never fully went away. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   08.31.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Yes, Fat Women Actually Date Amazing People

I’ve dated people of all sizes, income levels, and personality types. I only get questions when I’m dating someone whose status is seen as “above” my Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Do Fat People Face Too Much Pressure to Be Happy?​

I think there’s a special kind of burden placed on stigmatized people to pretend that everything is A-Okay. Would I be smiling if I was oppressed? Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.5.18   |   SHARE
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8 Style Tips For Plus-Size Travelers

For plus-size travelers, packing can be a colossal headache. The larger the plus-size body, the more fabric each garment takes. Here are some helpful Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.22.18   |   SHARE
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Ashlee Marie Preston by Kyle Sarhage

  8 Must-Follow Plus-Size Queer Activists

We honor these eight plus-size queer activist Instagrammers who are changing the world around them. They also have incredible fashion sense! Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.15.18   |   SHARE
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