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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 Read...

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Here’s How To Sleep Like A Teenager Again

When was the last time you got a decent night’s sleep?

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Allergy Shaming Is A Thing, And It Needs To Stop

I realized that allergies, much like mental health, are largely misunderstood and often dismissed as trivial or exaggerated.

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Fat Girls Take The Lead

We’ve seen the fat leads who hate themselves; we’ve seen the fat leads who learn to love themselves in spite of their body...

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I Spoke Up About Being Size Inclusive; Dove Listened

This article first appeared on Plus Mommy and has been republished with permission. Read...

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Please Don’t Compliment My Weight Loss

I’m not exactly sure how to take this. Is being thin a consolation prize for being sick?

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Why Is It So Hard For A Fat Person To Find A Comfortable Place To Sit In San Francisco?

It’s important to recognize that tiny or unsupportive seats (no matter how beautiful) send a silent but powerful message about who has the right Read...

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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or Read...