body image

"You should go to Target alone." BYE.

11 Of The Best Things My Husband Has Ever Said To Me

The best things my husband has ever said to me are the things I don’t expect at all. I love you is good, but “go to Target alone”? That’s true love! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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
I love her body because it’s hers.

Navigating Body Size Diversity In A Lesbian Relationship

Experience body size diversity in a lesbian relationship is our journey. Our bodies connect us, remind us of our humanness, and for this, I am Read...
Heather Newell    |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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Newborn life...when that bliss wears off.

Newborn Life: After The Bliss Has Worn Off

Newborn life...when that bliss wears off. Not all at once, and not in every way. But the bliss becomes less blinding. Everything returns to real life Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.11.17   |   SHARE
Families

I'm Postpartum — Please Stop Talking To Me About How I Look

There’s so much going on with a postpartum mom, so much more than meets the eye, and we need to be aware of that. Stop talking about her body! Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.2.17   |   SHARE
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Roxane Gay Made Me Realize My Body Image Issues Are Kind Of Bullsh*t

I don’t have a so-called “unruly body,” as Gay calls it. Therefore, my body still plays by the societal rules and meets the expectations of what a Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   09.25.17   |   SHARE
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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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