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I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then.

10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then. My life didn’t end. Read...
Christine Corrigan    |   10.2.18   |   SHARE
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I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain 

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during Read...
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez    |   09.25.18   |   SHARE
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image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

Take the Cake: Why Fat Liberation Isn’t About Whether Fat People Are Healthy

Fat liberation and fat people’s full humanity and our right to a life free from discrimination — not our health status. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.13.18   |   SHARE
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What The Bu actually appears to support and donate to are organizations that engage in size-based oppression to the detriment of fat people.

Kombucha With A Side Of Fat Shaming 

Bu Kombucha's message on their bottle, “Health is our priority. The Bu supports and donates to organizations that fight obesity.” Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.7.18   |   SHARE
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It is possible to live well while chronically ill.

How To Be Sick: A Short Primer On Living Well With Chronic Illness

There is little doubt that chronic illness brings challenges above and beyond coping with symptoms. But, it is possible to live well while Read...
Lauren Jonik of The Refresh    |   05.21.18   |   SHARE
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Faking health is a common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness.

Why People With Chronic Illness Fake Being Healthy 

A common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness is to fake being healthy. I’d like to shed some light on this very misunderstood behavior. Read...
Meg Hartley    |   04.4.18   |   SHARE
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Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

How I Am Spring Cleaning My Mental Clutter

Give yourself a deadline and get to work to make things whole again. You’ll suddenly free up a lot of your brain power when you release mental Read...
Jen Glantz    |   03.14.18   |   SHARE
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NEDAwareness Week: Tips For Staying The Recovery Route When You’re Feeling Rough

It's National Eating Disorder Awareness week, which may provide support and things that help you — but awareness, in and of itself, can be tough. Read...
Molly Guinn Bradley    |   03.1.18   |   SHARE
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