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It’s important to remember that butter is, after all, just another food that we infuse with moral meaning. And the same is true of people’s bodies.

Take The Cake: Fatness & Food Politics, Part 2

The politics of food are the politics of class, and the subtlety of those politics creates a kind of deniability that makes it hard to discern the Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.17.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I Wouldn't Have Survived Past Trauma Without Roller Derby 

"Roller Derby saved my soul." Read...
Genevieve Berrick    |   08.8.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
The small tearing and wearing down of the red skin between my thighs reminds me of something I crave. Something that temperate weather and pristine places just don’t give a body.

Take The Cake: That Louisiana Chub Rub

Leaving Louisiana means going back to a place that’s colder — climactically and culturally. My chub rub will appreciate the cool down, but I am not Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.27.17   |   SHARE
VoicesBodies
If your doctor isn’t willing to provide compassionate care, including reassuring and supporting you, then they are incompetent and undeserving of you as a patient.

If You're Feeling Uncomfortable With Your Gyno, It Might Be Time To Fire Them

A recent article claimed there are certain behaviors that gynecologists don't like in their patients. Here are some myths debunked about your trip to Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   07.12.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 35 Things I've Learned In 35 Years

One of my yearly rituals is making a list of things I’ve learned in the past year. So, I thought I would make public the list of things I’ve learned Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.25.17   |   SHARE
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All images by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

The Swoop And Tuck: How To Put Your Bra On Properly

Did you know that most women don’t even know how to put their bra on? Today we bring you Bra Wearing 101. Read...
Judy P. Masucci, Ph.D    |   05.16.17   |   SHARE
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Image courtesy of the author.

Failure And Body Shame On A Guatemalan Volcano

My breathing hastened and my crying intensified. The elevation wasn’t doing me any favors. All I knew was that it was pitch black on a lava field in Read...
Caroline Eubanks    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
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I am no longer that little girl who counts the days until she leaves me.

Meeting My Friend At 10, Saying Goodbye At 50

“My friend” was ever faithful despite my hostility towards her presence. Every 28 days, like clockwork, she would arrive. Read...
Gloria DiFulvio    |   03.13.17   |   SHARE
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