body acceptance

 I am making a decision to not weigh down my current situation with undeserved guilt and shame.

Buying Clothes For My "Today Body" 

So here I am in my “today” body. Read...
Sara Mann    |   02.8.17   |   SHARE
Belly, meet hand. Hand, meet belly.

The Story Of Why My Belly Is On My Hand 

Towards the end of last year, I sat in a plastic surgeon’s office discussing the excess skin that falls at my lower belly. I gently tugged the slight Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   01.26.17   |   SHARE
50 Resolutions.

50 Body Acceptance New Year Resolutions (That Don't Involve Dieting!)

And it’s that last one that really irks me: that most people — and especially most women’s — new year’s resolutions center on dieting and weight loss Read...
Melissa A. Fabello    |   12.30.16   |   SHARE
Image: Steve DeMent Photography.

My Road To Recovery From Fitness Modeling

Recovering from any disordered eating struggle will bring situations of discomfort, but you can also find beauty. This is my recovery from fitness Read...
Maddy Moon    |   12.26.16   |   SHARE
Started: An anthology of fat girl shade. (Image Credit: Virgie Tovar/Instagram)

Take The Cake: A Complete Fat Girl Anthology Of Shade

Shade is a resiliency tool constructed and wielded by those who have been forced to survive systems of unfairness. Shade isn’t polite, but everyone Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.15.16   |   SHARE
Let us be comfortable, alright?

In Defense of Wearing Gym Shorts

I can feel the air on my thighs and a jiggle in my step after I slip into my gym shorts. My cellulite, which rarely sees the light of day, is hanging Read...
Katie Medlock    |   12.2.16   |   SHARE

Take The Cake: Virgie's Guide To A Power-Babe Thanksgiving

Like, "Yum, there is a table full of delicious food" but also, "Ugh, am I gonna hate myself after I eat this?" Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.23.16   |   SHARE
Body positive for everyone else...

I Never Know What I'll See When I Look In The Mirror

Like so many women, I never know what I’ll see in the mirror. Sometimes I catch sight of myself in a window and cringe, appalled at my own body. My Read...
Elizabeth Broadbent    |   11.21.16   |   SHARE