body

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

An Open Letter to My Body
Dear body, We’ve known each other for 21 years now, and we’ve been through a lot together. Truly, you’ve been there for me more than I’ve ever been there for you. You helped me through 12 years of gym...
Cutest Supportive Bras for Big Boobs
Ladies and gentlemen, I have big boobs. Like, really big. As in, my largest bra size was a 38L. (No, that's not a typo, there are real L-cup bras.) Nowadays, I'm down to a 36G, which is still apparent...
Selena Villegas6 days ago
Gordis (Fatty)
Yo soy gorda. I am fat. Not always have been. I was actually pretty skinny until the eighth grade. The only other time I was chubby was when I was a baby. Old VHS home footage shows me scooting rather...
Megan Wheeler6 days ago
Innocence Stolen
Growing up from what I can remember, I didn't have a horrible childhood. Both my father and my mother provided my brother and I with all that we as children would need materialistically and emotionall...
Samantha Reid6 days ago
Pregnancy Insomnia
It is hard enough to sleep on the best of days. With stress and the chaos of life weighing on your mind, it can keep you up at night. Perhaps you've never been great with sleep. Perhaps your mind race...
I Was Raped
Approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped in England and Wales alone every year; yet only 15% of those people will report it to the police and 90% of people knew their attacker. Nine years a...
Angelique Wood8 days ago
Why?
Why? Sometimes that's all I can ask myself is Why? Why do I put on makeup? Why do I wear shape wear that is so uncomfortable just to make my tummy look flatter? Why do I wear shirts that show off my c...
How Birth Control Works
Birth control works to prevent pregnancy as well as to repress the menstrual cycle. Hormones need to be replaced in order to not allow a pregnancy to happen. The birth control pill is a form of contra...
Shana Nizeul9 days ago
Do You Know About Stealthing?
When I first read about this disturbing trend I struggled to wrap my brain around it. Part of me was surprised that men are doing this. And the other part of me isn't surprised. Not. At. All. But what the fuck is so hard about consent? To me, it seems like a really simple concept, but there are a lot of people who to struggle in understanding it. For those of you who haven't heard about stealthing, it's when a man takes a condom off during sex without their partner knowing. And then continues to...
Worst Gifts for Your Vagina
As most gynecologists will tell you, your vagina is both extremely tough and extremely delicate. It can bear childbirth, but it can't bear having too many outside pollutants in there. Vaginal health i...
Krystal Howard13 days ago
That Day....
I was sitting on the hard gym floor next to my best friend waiting to learn and start our school's D.A.R.E program that day. Everything I had thought before that day was normal for a 5th grade girl. I...
Birth Control: Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Everyone has heard the stories with an IUD scare, from becoming pregnant and the infant is born holding the IUD in its hand, to having the device attached to the Fallopian walls. I am here not to scar...
Yazmine Howes17 days ago
My Infertility
We thought we had done everything right. We bought the big house, we exchanged our promises of forever and then... nothing. That baby we had been waiting for never came. We tried for a baby for two ye...
Dasha Ilazarova21 days ago
I Think You're Fat... I Can't Date You
Everyone has a type. It’s normal to be attracted to different body types, different colored hair and so on. But when does it go from “you are not my type” to a completely rude and bully-like statement...
Grace Xtra22 days ago
Learning To Love Yourself: Part 1
"Your body is a wonderland." Great words spoken by none other than John Mayer, a man with a "normal" or "perfect body", but little did he know my body wasn't a wonderland. My body was ugly, messy, and...
Katie Thurstona month ago
Stretch Marks and Stigma
Body positivity: A foreign concept to most. Looking in the mirror and analysing every feature of your body, reciting words of others repeatedly around in your head until they eventually become a part ...
Stephanie La month ago
Fat Girl Vs. Beautiful Girl
Being fat — No... having fat makes you "fat" and therefore I am a "fat girl" and have been all my life — or so I was told. It's not as much fun being the "big girl" as it is being the "big guy," for o...
Annisa Lovea month ago
Should You Get a Breast Reduction?
For years I suffered from horrible upper back pain and lower back pain as well. My breast reduction was the best choice I have ever made in my life. I have had a herniated disc in my lower back since ...