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Take The Cake: No One Gets To Tell You What Your Body Looks Like

Affection or attention that relies upon body conformity is not love — it’s exploitation. I’m here to tell you once and for all: your body is yours. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.11.18   |   SHARE
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In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness.

9 Signs You've Been Doing This Life Thing For A While

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness. Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   09.13.18   |   SHARE
Culture
The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term because it had no implications of health, or "ugliness," as fat does.

I'm Not "Thicc" — I'm Fat

I learned that the term “thicc” was fatphobic early in its rise. The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term. Read...
Jordan Daniels    |   08.13.18   |   SHARE
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Here are a few ways we can help kids develop a healthy body image.

We Need To Talk About Body Image With Our Kids Early And Often​

The media and the fashion industry overwhelmingly continue to promote a body type that’s not realistic. We need to talk to about body image with our Read...
Gina RIch    |   08.3.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them.

What I Took For Granted When I Was Able-Bodied​

There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them. Pain is fluid. It seeps into every crack and corner. Read...
Heather M. Jones    |   07.17.18   |   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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Photo by Quentin Keller on Unsplash

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
Minds
Chronic illness and fatness can interact in ways that exacerbate both the ableism and fatphobia we experience.

What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

As a sick person, sometimes even well-meaning people say and do things that are frustrating. Here's what your sick fat friend wants you to know. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
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