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.

D Nicole7 months ago
You Are the Problem
You know what I'm talking about. We have all heard it at some point in our lives. Oh, she is so pretty, too bad it's not on the inside. Or she is such a nice girl, too bad she's not on the outside. Th...
The Painted Hoodie7 months ago
She is Art
For the longest time, I've absolutely hated my body. Sometimes I'd like my boobs, or my shoulders, my lips... but that didn't always matter. There was always cellulite, dimples, I was BIG--there was n...
Amanda Brock7 months ago
Do You Have the Mom Body?
What exactly is the "mom body"? Well, it’s pretty simple really: it’s the body almost any woman has after pregnancy. It’s the stretch marks. It’s a little or maybe a lot of extra around the middle. It...
Emily Tarff7 months ago
Don’t Be Beautiful
You are beautiful,” “beauty is from within,” “be your own kind of beautiful.” These are things that women are told every day. But why should women only aspire to beauty? Why not kindness or intelligen...
Abbey Nims7 months ago
Do You Love Yourself?
Do you ever wonder where body image issues stem from? It's just as common in men as it is in women. Wanting to be muscular, thin, beautiful. Is it from the magazines? MTV? For fuck's sake, the Kardash...
Alyssa Hutchins7 months ago
It's My Body. Back Off
Body shaming wasn't something you ever really heard about until recently. It happened. It still happens, but it wasn't big news. It wasn't until one of my students came in (they're 7) and said, "I'm o...
Kate Quinn8 months ago
Fat Shaming—Like Cancer to the Soul
Many women in our society—yes, myself included—have learned to hate our femininity, hate our form, hate our maturity as we grow older, hate our bodies, our minds, deny our wisdom. How many of us women who have a certain amount of extra weight have experienced the following scenario...or similar? We get on a public bus. There are no seats, and we're trying to keep our balance. Suddenly, we hear the screeching laughter of a couple seated women who happen to be much thinner than we are. Maybe their...
Brittany Diamond8 months ago
Fat and Skinny Shaming
Society has ways of developing a right and wrong view of what true beauty is, going as far as blaming the makers of the Barbie doll for demonstrating an illusion of what beauty is too young girls. Fem...
Madison Rheam8 months ago
I'm Not the Pretty Girl
Do you ever feel like you're not going to find your soulmate? I definitely know that feeling. I also know the feeling of thinking that you're not enough for someone. I know the feeling when your mom o...