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What I Learned About Body Positivity By Running Naked At A Nudist Ranch

Naomi Teeter | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Naomi Teeter

If you think that you look unflattering in your race photos, try doing it naked. Not only will you look unflattering, but you will feel physically unf...

13 Women Share The Unbelievably Fatphobic Sh*t People Say To Them

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home

“Even your voice sounds fat.” “I’m just worried about your health.” “It’s hard to believe someone like you actually exercises.” These ...

10 Things Skinny People Don't Worry About

Kellie Daab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Kellie Daab

I am forever wondering what's happening in the minds of the people around me. I also admit I am so guilty of the jealousy that comes from not being the skinny one in the room. It's not that I want to be YOU... it's just there's so many things I think you don't have to worry about.

Body Positivity: Are We Fighting For Equality, Or Just Equal Beauty?

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home
Joni Edelman

I started writing about my body. My inbox filled with the hate of a thousand misogynistic men -- and at least a few dozen women who seemed less angry with my writing itself, more angry that they were fighting to attain a size that was supposed to make them happy, but didn't.

You Won't Believe Why This Self-Proclaimed 'Fat Mom' of Four Took Her Clothes Off

Krystal Marx | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Krystal Marx

Do you know what happens when you make grand plans to take part in a boudoir photo shoot and share your photos with the world?

10 Ways To Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back!

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.24.2016 | Home
Krystal Marx

This messaging -- that unless you drop the baby weight, hide your stretch marks, tone up the loose skin, and meticulously maintain your vagina you are the worst kind of slacker -- is beyond demoralizing, it's downright dangerous.

Does My Fat Make You Uncomfortable?

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home
Krystal Marx

Congratulations go out to Ashley Graham for landing the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first plus-size model to do so. Yay! Happy-danci...

It Shouldn't Be Radical For a Woman to Like Her Body

Summer Innanen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Summer Innanen

I want to live in a world where it's not radical for a woman to like her body. Where it's not brave for a woman to wear a bikini. Where it's not newsworthy to be fat and happy or fit or healthy. But, unfortunately we're not there yet.

How "Love Your Body" Became A Marketing Slogan

The Establishment | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
The Establishment

Brands have, in recent years, begun to perpetuate the notion that the products they sell can help us love our bodies and, by a false equivalence, ourselves. Women shouldn't need makeup or lingerie to feel sexy. More importantly, they shouldn't need to feel sexy in the first place.

If Diet Ads Told The Truth

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.05.2015 | Home

The weight loss industry likes to pretend it's possible and healthy for anyone and everyone to be thin. But, as movements like Health At Every Size an...

Why I Embrace Calling Myself Fat

Jes Baker | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Jes Baker

Things that matter right now: I'm fat. No really, that's the most important thing. Yes, I am also intelligent, snarky, kind, radical, compassionate...

The Message All Fat Women Deserve To Hear

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.22.2015 | Home

"This is for all the people who have spent their entire life feeling horrible about their bodies." That's how writer and activist Jes Baker introduces...

I Can't Accept the 300-Pound Body I Once Lived In

Naomi Teeter | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Naomi Teeter

I can't accept the plus-size body I was living in because it was a diseased and uncomfortable vessel. It has less to do with my looks and more to do with the quality of life. Not accepting my 300-pound body didn't mean I was a bad person or that I hated my body--it just meant my body needed to change.

Woman Undressed In Public To Show That 'All Bodies Are Valuable'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

Amy Pence-Brown just stood up to body shaming by stripping down in public. On August 29, the feminist writer and fat activist stood in the middle of ...

Despicable Fat-Shaming Campaign Aims To Reveal People's ‘#ThinnerBeauty’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.26.2015 | Home

"No shaming please. No hate speech please." That's what was written in the About section in a new "skinny acceptance" campaign called Project Harpoon ...

The Unwritten 'Fat Girl' Rules -- And How I Learned To Re-Write Them

Melissa Mazza | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Melissa Mazza

Yes, I am fat, but that is my business. My health is not up for debate, and unless you are willing to live my life, you have no right to judge me.

7 Tips for Fat Hikers and Others Who Don't Look Like the REI Commercials

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Lauren Marie Fleming

Summer is the time for traveling into the forest to hike, but for many of us, taking on a hike can be emotionally and physically challenging.

It's OK To Be Fat. Go Ahead. You're Allowed.

Chrystal Bougon | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Chrystal Bougon

People are often baffled when they see happy fat people. And when you add in the idea that we are not addicted to dieting or working out or obsessed with the notion that we should become some thin version of ourselves, well, that really throws the shamers and haters for a loop.

Make Your Seats Big Enough to Fit Actual People: An Open Letter to Airlines Everywhere

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Erin McKelle

This is my call for airlines to make their seats larger, so fat people can travel without experiencing shame, humiliation, or discomfort. Everyone deserves to fly without enduring these hardships and it's time that we start talking about it.

What Makes 'Liking Your Body' So Damn Hard

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 06.14.2015 | Home
Isabel Foxen Duke

The deal with "body image work" that we all need to get hip to, and that I hope mental health professionals will discuss with their clients in more depth as time goes on, is that loving our bodies as they are today requires a commitment to being proudly ourselves in spite of potential judgments by others.

11 Things That Helped People Everywhere Love Their Bodies In 2014

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.04.2015 | Home

For women, 2014 was a year of great steps forward -- and unfortunate setbacks. One area where there was much, much more celebration than disappointmen...

'How Not To Make Love To A Fat Girl'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Home

"Our bodies... hungry tongues and heavy breathing... baby, please... do not rub my belly." So implores Yesika Salgado in her slam poem "How Not To ...

Living at the Intersection of Sexism and Fatphobia

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Home
Erin McKelle

I live at the intersection of sexism and fatphobia. This is my daily reality, so in all honesty, I expected the backlash I received. It's what keeps many fat women quiet. But I'm here to give all of us a voice. I will not be silenced.

I Wore a Bikini And The World Didn't Crumble

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 10.25.2014 | Home
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

When people assume fat people are lazy for not figuring it out, I wish I could prove just how much MORE energy I spent on trying to become smaller, more than I did on all of my other activities combined. And only a fat person knows what I'm talking about.

I'm A Fat Girl Who Wears Revealing Clothes. Deal With It.

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.25.2014 | Home
Erin McKelle

Because fat girls aren't supposed to take pleasure in our bodies or even consider showing other people what they look like, there is a lot of sh*t that can hit the fan. Mostly caused by other people not knowing how to handle someone as sexy as me owning it.