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Take The Cake: 3 Reasons I Don’t Use The Word “Bully”

The word “bully” makes us think we’re talking about a tiny handful of anti-social individuals when in fact we’re talking about a group of people. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.12.18   |   SHARE
I became a bionic woman on August 24, 2009, the day after my fifteenth birthday.

Bionic Woman: Finding Body Positivity When You’re Made of Metal  

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes a sideways curvature of the spine and often occurs during childhood growth spurts. I am now a bionic woman! Read...
Ellen Ricks    |   07.6.18   |   SHARE
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Miranda Schultz of The Plus Life Blog by Kevin Schultz of Schultz Images

6 Plus-Size Looks For Wedding Guests

Love them or hate them, we are now in wedding season. For many of us, it means we need to find the perfect wedding guest look. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.27.18   |   SHARE
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Self-Care Isn't Enough For Caregivers — We Need Support Too

As a therapist, I specialize in families dealing with trauma. My work is hard, so like any good therapist, I engage in self-care. Yet, it's not Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   04.27.18   |   SHARE
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Photo Credit: STXfilms I Feel Pretty

Take The Cake: A Fat Feminist Watches 'I Feel Pretty'

That’s the thing about I Feel Pretty, the narrative only makes sense when you consider how limited the onscreen life of everyone but white dudes gets Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
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Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

How The Self-Care Movement Impacts Our Body Image And Our Wallets 

I propose going back to basics, back to what self-care is supposed to be about. Instead of this new flashy and expensive self-care movement. Read...
Erin McKelle    |   04.25.18   |   SHARE
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Mya Price of More Than Your Average (Photo by Sarah Caton)

9 Plus-Size Babes Thrift Their Way To Sustainability

Plus-size babes, it’s time to get yourself to a thrift store! While it may not seem groundbreaking, reviving throwback trends can be soothing to the Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.20.18   |   SHARE
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image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

Take The Cake: To The Man In Seat 36D Who Fat-Shamed Our Flight Attendant ​

Man in 36D who fat-shamed our flight attendant, what happened to you? What (or who) shaped you into someone who could take so much from others? Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.19.18   |   SHARE
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