body acceptance

I'm A Black Woman & I Am More Than My Butt

Photo by Quentin Keller on Unsplash

Black women seem only to be valued for our parts, not our whole selves. The over-sexualization of our bodies has a long history and has been reinforced by harmful stereotypes across all forms of media. We battle with those stereotypes every time we step outside.
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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.

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.

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If You Want To Talk About Physical Health, We’re Probably Going To Talk About Mental Health First

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If you want to talk to me about health, it’s essential that you know that we’re probably going to talk about mental health first.

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Is It Because I'm Fat? How Internalized Shame Impacts Intimacy

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me.

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me. The pain never fully went away.

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7 Things I Wish People Knew About Being A Fat Woman

There’s a lot more information about what it’s like to be a fat woman and the things you should and shouldn’t say.

There’s a lot more information about what it’s like to be a fat woman and the things you should and shouldn’t say. Here's what I want everyone to know...

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Men Who Want Sex With Fat Women But Won't Date Them

A sad fact: Many men who are sexually attracted to fat women are ashamed of it.

A sad fact: Many men who are sexually attracted to fat women are ashamed of it. We need to talk about men who want sex with fat women but won't date them.

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On Being A Small Woman 

I am a small woman. Can I tell you I am afraid in elevators and crowds?

I am a small woman. I stand just over five feet tall. Even as a home-owning adult, I feel like a child.

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Confronting And Crushing Weight-Gain Anxiety

Briana Hernandez, Mama Fierce Blog

Diet culture teaches us is that the grass is always greener on the skinnier side of our memories. I'm confronting my own weight-gain anxiety.

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On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection.

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Navigating Body Size Diversity In A Lesbian Relationship

I love her body because it’s hers.

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 grateful.

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