body acceptance

Can We Let Fat People Own Their Sexuality Already?

Instead of being allowed to exist as fully complex and sexual human beings, they’re relegated to being a tag in pornography. They’re seen as a guilty Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   11.4.16   |   SHARE
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There Are Fat Positive People Who Want to Lose Weight, And They Are Scared

I'm going to tell you a secret. The secret is mine (though arguably no longer a Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.31.16   |   SHARE
If I ever have a daughter, I will tell her to just say "no" to plucking, as if it is an illicit drug.

An Open Letter To My Overplucked Eyebrows 

This article originally appeared on Mamamia and has been republished with Read...
Claire de Freitas of Mamamia    |   10.24.16   |   SHARE
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The War On Obesity – Dead Or Alive

In the face of funding shortages, Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   10.24.16   |   SHARE
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Looks Like "No Excuses" Mom, Maria Kang, Found Some Excuses

You may remember Maria Kang from her fifteen minutes of fame a couple of years ago when she put some time and effort into looking like the cultural Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   10.5.16   |   SHARE
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I'm sorry that I've allowed you to become an example.

An Apology To Myself At 500 Pounds

Dear 16-Year-Old, 500 Pound Matt, I’m writing to you today because I feel it's overdue. For years now, I've talked about you to others as though I Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   09.30.16   |   SHARE
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So much of my pregnancy and delivery were marked by fear and anxiety, rather than acceptance and a growing confidence in my body’s abilities. (Image: Thinkstock)

Does Body Confidence Have An Effect On Pregnancy And Labor?

In the final weeks of pregnancy with my second child, I went to a group appointment alongside other mothers-to-be and their partners at my Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   09.23.16   |   SHARE
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I had never had a problem with loving myself, until now. (Image: Thinkstock)

I Am Body Positive, Just Not When It Comes To Myself

But I was yet to face the cold, hard fact that my lack of acceptance for my own body, was really a lack of acceptance for all the bodies I had Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   09.16.16   |   SHARE
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