body

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

Amee Maree7 days ago
Fat and Ugly
I guess the first thing I’d say is that most of us are not afraid of the word fat. We are aware of the state of our bodies and I promise you are not the first to tell us about it. As a general part of...
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Candy 8 days ago
Pink Scars
As a recent breast cancer survivor, I have had my days where I felt unsure of what my purpose in all of this would be. I couldn't believe that this illness came into my life and made me feel so insecu...
Yolanda Mqoqi9 days ago
Ok, But Women Enjoy Sex Too
Title got you, right? Caught you! Naughty little thing. Anyway, shall we begin? Are you sure you’re ready? The vagina (also known as the pussy, the coochie, the cookie, the box, usisi/the lady). This ...
Tabby Weir16 days ago
Social Media and Body Image
NOWADAYS it seems body measurements are integral to the Instagram algorithm. The amount of bikini-clad women that our thumbs grudgingly scroll past every day seems to only increase—and by the looks of...
Betti L.24 days ago
7 Surprising Facts About the Female Body
Out of all the many things that have been said about the female body, one thing remains constant: there are a lot of differences between men and women regarding color detection and body fat. Although ...
Mary Pisasale25 days ago
Why You "Can't" Wear Horizontal Stripes
This is a common thing I hear all people of all genders, of all ages, talk about. Well, not this specifically, but talking about the dressing choices of other woman with particular body types. It is m...
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...
Emily Emilya month ago
Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are ugly, hideous, I wouldn't want them—so I've been told. Why is everyone afraid of their own body? You should love yourself for who you are even if it's hard sometimes. I had stretch m...
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...
Does Evil Have a Name?
I hope you remember me because I will never forget you. The events that play over and over in my head, as if I'm forced to watch a never-ending horror movie. You took so many things from me. My securi...
Emily Schroedera month ago
Breathing
I’ve always been big on control. Whether I have it or the illusion of it, I like to think that I have some sort of power over things happening around me. I've realized you really only have control ove...
purple and bluea month ago
How It Feels to Remember
I swore to myself that I would never tell anyone, but it just slipped out the other day. I had been drinking and I was in a great mood and your name came up and it just slipped out. I was in the hallw...
10 Foods That Make Your Period Worse
Your menstrual cycle will always come once a month, but no two periods are quite the same. Some are heavier than others. Others are a little more moody, while still more might have those diet-smashing...
Jessye Gould2 months ago
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal problem that is estimated to affect as many as 10 million people worldwide. While the exact cause is unknown, it is suspected that genetics and enviro...
Ellie W2 months ago
PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
PMDD and me… Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of pre-menstrual syndrome. PMDD is not recognised in the UK and doctors may refer to it as Severe PMS. PMS is very different from P...
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
Avon Apologizes for Body Shaming Ad, Says 'We Hear You'
I'm a reasonably fit, nearly-46-year-old woman with two kids. I'm not really big into beauty products because in general, I don't like to fuss too much. I moisturize my legs, I wash my face and hair (...
Doe's Crafte`2 months ago
Owning My Truth
For a while I've let the sexual abuse I've experienced control me. It was like this forbidden thing to talk about. It felt so taboo to own my truth, say it out loud, and finally be okay with it. I cou...