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

Gabi Laureano22 days ago
Making It Through
I've decided to try this in hoping it might help other women struggling with it... or even men trying to understand what their loved ones go through. It's the doubt and the fear that affect us the mos...
Miranda Martin24 days ago
The Time I Got Raped
Yes, you are reading that correctly. I was raped. There is no simpler way to put it. It’s something you can’t sugar coat, and make it seem even a little bit okay. Well technically, in better words I l...
Information on PCOS
Understanding PCOS
Roisin Reillya month ago
New Beginnings
Most things happen for a reason, but we don't always see that when the issue negatively affects us. Sometimes it can take a long time to see this. For me, it was four months to see that such a traumat...
Amee Mareea month 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 a month 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 Mqoqia month 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 Weir2 months 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...
Mary Pisasale2 months 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 Rantao2 months 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 Moné2 months 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 Emily2 months 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 Gaster2 months 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 Schroeder2 months 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 blue2 months 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 Gould3 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...