When I turned 21, my body crashed.
Kerryn manages to commit every fallacy of fatphobia in less than three minutes. Image: screengrab — Steven Tanenbaum/Vimeo.
Actress and comic Kerryn Feehan decided to use a publicity opportunity on a radio show to go after the show’s intern Whitney Way Thore, who is the subject of the reality show My Big Fat Fabulous Life.
With almost a decade of various kinds of activism under my belt, I am more than familiar with the important work that Planned Parenthood does.
It had never occurred to me to visit [a Planned Parenthood].... And yet, in a culture where the rights and healthcare needs of people assigned female at birth are constantly under attack, it’s easy, even for someone like me, to have warped ideas about exactly what one will experience.
Whatever you decide to put on your body while you are swimming with your family, have fun with it. Image: Thinkstock.
The Internet has told us that instead of selling our wild summer children to a band of traveling performers, we should go swimming with them instead. At a beach or at the pool, your choice. The Internet also told us that us moms should get over our silly body issues and just play! Have fun!
There are so many of us who look at blood-drenched underwear and see nothing but hurt. Image: Thinkstock.
[CN: pregnancy, miscarriage] Plenty of period-positive activists point out that the beauty of menstrual blood is that it’s the only blood that doesn’t arise out of trauma. What we discuss less often is the ability of menstrual blood to induce trauma.
This young woman's bravery and self-acceptance is refreshing. Her courage to speak out against pressure to conform and hide your true self shows true character. And her positivity toward is nothing short of amazing.
I appear to be someone whose queerness, hairiness, and chubbiness has been wholly embraced and celebrated. I must have the answers! I don't.