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image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

Take The Cake: I Fight For This Fat Brown Feminine Body

What does it mean to want this body? What does it mean to fight for this brown, fat feminine body? In this culture, it means revolution. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.12.18   |   SHARE
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As a fat person, the thought that I’m already taking up too much space and that it would be selfish to ask for more is always in the back of my mind.

Why Is It So Hard For Me To Ask For More As A Fat Person?

As a fat person, the thought that I’m already taking up too much space and that it would be selfish to ask for more is always in the back of my mind. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   04.11.18   |   SHARE
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Image by Zoltan Balogh Photography

Beautiful Plus-Size Brides Show That Wedding Season Is For EveryBODY

What if I told you that you already have a bangin’ bridal bod? And I have proof that beautiful plus-size brides come in all sizes, shapes and styles. Read...
Annette Richmond    |   04.9.18   |   SHARE
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Model Chelsea Algarin for Proud Mary Fashion. Photo by Jessica Hinkle.

12 Ways To Incorporate More Whimsy Into Your Plus-Size Wardrobe

With a vibrant palette, playful prints, and different fabrics and silhouettes to toy with, Spring is the perfect season for creative plus-size looks. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.6.18   |   SHARE
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image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

Take The Cake: (Re)Discovering My Love Of Food After Dieting

Hi, my name is Virgie and I’m a fat girl who loves food. During my years of restricting I thought about food more than I thought about most things. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.5.18   |   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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There was a part of me that I wanted them to know that while I was fat, I wasn’t that fat.

Face To Face With My Own Fatphobia 

Now I know that just because I’m fat doesn’t mean that I don’t have moments of fatphobia. My own fatphobia has taught me a lot. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   04.3.18   |   SHARE
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By Anna Hanks (@annaustin) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

I Feel Pretty, Not Delusional  

Amy Schumer, of I Feel Pretty, keeps trying to sell us this narrative that she is fat (and ugly, which she seems to think mistakenly are the same Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   04.2.18   |   SHARE
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