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.

Unknown Love3 months ago
"Fat"
I have been obsessed with my body for as long as I can remember. As a little kid, my mom went to a dietitian because I was heavier than the average kid my age. I ate the same things as my mother and l...
Morgan H3 months ago
Confidence
I don't remember when it happened, but I remember the shift in myself; everything got a little happier, a little brighter, a little better. As long as I can remember, I was self conscious of my body. ...
Gabrielle Maryse3 months ago
The Female Dilemma: Just Eat It
I remember the first time I sat on a Sex Ed. course in high school. It was both painful and hilarious as my science teacher, Ms. Springer* explained what the birds and the bees were to 15-year-old gir...
Sara Zacchero3 months ago
How Cutting My Hair Off Set Me Free
"I'm just not attracted to girls with short hair." This is something that my (now ex) boyfriend said to me during an argument once. I'd just caught him cheating on me and that was his apparent excuse ...
Paige Sanz3 months ago
Setting Boundaries Around Negative Self-Talk
I had this amazing experience recently, where I was able to catch a glimpse of myself through someone else's eyes for the very first time. And it's a strange thing, because I didn't see me at first. L...
Gaia Atlas3 months ago
The Body Talk
Accept first and foremost that this isn’t going to be what you think it is. Secondly, accept that you aren’t going to like what I’m about to say. Third, understand that you need to hear this anyway. F...
Jules Fortman4 months ago
How to React When Your Doctor Refuses to Sterilize You
Of the women who use contraception, 20 percent of them choose sterilization over any other birth control option. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in 2017 e...
Laura Bruns4 months ago
Being a Plus-Size Boudoir Model
I adore lingerie. The lace, velvet, and sheer materials encompassing my body make me feel sexy and desirable. Unfortunately, because I'm a bigger girl, I don't have many options for lingerie. I work i...
Ave Ramsey5 months ago
Battle Scars
Motherhood. To some it is a blessing; to others a battle. But no matter how many children you have, may it be one or seven, or how many dirty butts and late nights with no sleep there are, mothers end...