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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.15.19   |   SHARE
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How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image. Read...
Common Sense Media    |   03.14.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.21.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.7.19   |   SHARE
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The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach. Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.25.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true! The ideas of “fat pride” and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.24.19   |   SHARE
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When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

What I Learned About Feminism While Working At A Breastaurant

When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant — one of those chain restaurants, like Hooters, known for large-breasted servers. Read...
Hannah Metzger of Role Reboot    |   01.8.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: My Body Did This Magical Thing & It Blew My Mind

This was the first time in my adult life when I had become really crystal clear on what I wanted and needed from others. I have been so used to Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.13.18   |   SHARE
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