Body Talk

Body Talk

Your body, your choice? A place to debate and discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding women's' health issues, reproductive rights, and bodily autonomy.

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Bad Bitch5 days ago
Beauty Standards
Why is our appearance so important? Why is the size of the jeans you are wearing the only thing that matters? The judgement of others has become crucial to us. The most important thing is to look good...
Reigning Women14 days ago
'Riverdale's Camila Mendes Talks About Learning to Love Her Body—Reigning Women
With the recent stirring of National Eating Disorder Awareness week on social media, Riverdale's Camile Mendes weighed in with her own experiences. Her heartfelt offering on her Instagram seemed to re...
Tierra Hess24 days ago
Trying to Learn to Love Me Again
As a child, I was always care-free and never cared about what others thought and loved myself the way I was. I did what made little Tierra happy at the time. Then, I got older and started learning abo...
Mpho Rantaoa month ago
Something's Got to Give
British freelance journalist Stephanie Yeboah recently made social media news this month when she published a story on Refinery29, titled “I Found Out The Guy I Was Dating Did It For A Dare. Here's Wh...
Nina Monéa month ago
The Fears of an Indie Artist
Someone in the industry told me that a plus-size female singer will never make it. But I still keep pushing and putting out new music. THOUGHTS in my HEAD. If I post an indecent photo revealing my der...
Katie Gastera month ago
Struggling with Sexual Expression
As women, we are raised with the understanding that our bodies are viewed differently to men's bodies. The media, society, the boys at our schools, the adults who push problematic school uniform rules...
E.A. Forster2 months ago
Hair
I won't forget when I was a junior in high school and my anatomy teacher started to rant about how hair is dead and it's absurd we assign such significance to a part of our body that is literally dead...
Alice's Secrets2 months ago
How Doctors Are Ruining Women's Lives
So, I had a doctors appointment today. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, my hormones are a massive mess and it is basically another name for “everything sucks.” It was diagnosed over a year ago, but...
Courtney Lowry2 months ago
Menstruation Isn't Taboo, Period
Shark Week. Monthly Gift. Crimson Tide. No matter what you call menstruation, it happens. Though there’s such a harsh stigma around bleeding every month that people are afraid to talk about it. Why? Media shows us that having a period has to be secretive event, and it would be a sin if everyone knew about it. From ads promoting “discreet pads” equipped with cotton wrappers to cringey scenes in movies where a father is faced with the task of buying pads for his daughter, it sparks insecurity and ...