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Feminism demands a future free of fat shaming, body obsession and the male gaze.

Losing the Power of No
Over the past month or 2, I lost the power of "no." A "friend" of mine took it away from me and it answered a lot of questions about why my mental health has been so bad over the past couple of months...
Sara Lee6 days ago
The Boy Who Didn’t Accept No for an Answer
There are this boy and this girl. They met once before at a party, but they didn’t really get to know each other. So they talked over Instagram messages for a few months after the party and decided to...
Carmen Marshall9 days ago
Body Love
I remember waking up one morning, wearing nothing but a long t-shirt and panties, my hair curly and wild from tossing and turning all night. My face was nude, with nothing covering up my slight blemis...
Laura K9 days ago
Yes, I Draw Nudes
I had the brilliant and not-so-smart idea of putting "I draw nudes" on my Tinder's bio. I know, I know. Tinder is perhaps not the best place to find the love of your life, but in my defense it was som...
Corinne Squires12 days ago
No Thank You Leggings
I realized today that it isn’t so much that I hate all of those weird-ass leggings out there, but that I actually hate the lower half of my body and the leggings just remind me of that fact. I grew bo...
Lulu B. 🍁13 days ago
Being the Fat Girl in 2018
Often I find myself being the fattest person in the room. It's fine, I've been this way for long enough that I can dodge the looks I get from thin people, old men, and of course, all the children. Whe...
Sandra P13 days ago
Prolapse
I want to bloom like this flower 🌸Live life without care and enjoy my children each day. That's what I have always wanted and it is what I did do until... one day... searing pain inside my lady parts...
Ashley Robertson14 days ago
The Fat Girl Chronicles
Fat. Chubby. Large. Overweight. Obese. Plus size. Sometimes we chose to be fat. Others it is a disorder due to a disease or illness. But others—they used it as a shield and coping with eating stuff ma...
Helen Sharpe15 days ago
Perfection Kills
The powder covered her skin that was so brutally damaged, leaving her with a flawless new face that would never rightfully be hers. The layers and layers of mascara weighed down her eyelids, but she k...
Sierra Lynn16 days ago
Growing Up as the 'Fat Girl'
Okay, I'll admit it, it's not easy. Being known as the 'Fat Girl', being known as the one who does nothing but eat, known as lazy just because of the way you look. It's not cool, nobody wants it, nobo...
kaitlyn odom18 days ago
Feeling Confident in Yourself Is Important
The power of confidence. Confidence is a big thing in the society we have today. Not feeling confident in yourself or who you are as a person can make you waste your whole life worrying. Life is short...
Daisy Dukes20 days ago
Skinny Shaming Hurts Just As Much
In the new age of 2018, we are surrounded by technology, good ol' constant reminder of freedom of speech, and most of all, judgement. While we have conquered some very judgmental things (like bashing ...
Sarah Benham22 days ago
Fear of Fat
Cosmopolitan UK magazine featured Tess Holliday on their October 2018 cover. Tess is a plus-size model and one of the first ever featured in a magazine with the level of notoriety as Cosmo UK. She is ...
Myth: All Fat People Are Unhealthy
Kenzie L Stapleton Age: 22 Height: 5’5 Weight as of 8/30/2018: 285Ibs Body Image: Hates her body. Doctor says: “Go on the Paleo diet and I also want to run a million and one tests on you to see what k...
My Journey Through Menopause
It is currently midnight here where I live, and this is the second night that I can't sleep. Sleep issues for me really began over 25-plus years ago. It all started with adrenal fatigue. My schedule w...
Erika Farraha month ago
Surviving Sexual Trauma Part 1
What is the biggest secret you have ever kept? What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you? You may think that it is something terrible, something horrible. Maybe it is, or maybe it is only ...
Sidney Poultera month ago
Trying to Overcome Being a Victim
Form a young, vulnerable age, girls are told what to wear and what not to wear. Girls are expected to be covered up but too much, or we are prude. Our brothers have less rules and later curfews than u...
Maricella Floresa month ago
Five Things Every Plus Size Girl Should Know
Highlights of Real Issues We Go Through and Why We Shouldn't Give a F*** and Just Be Plus Size Queens!