body

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

Jennifer R2 years 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 Love2 years 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 ...
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Mikaela Ball2 years ago
Why Shouldn't I Be Confident?
Being a woman is hard. They want us to be thin, then they want us to be thick. And sometimes, both at the same time. This is an everyday struggle that we all face. I work in retail, and I am nowhere n...
Pamela Jenkins2 years ago
The Betrayal of Myself—My Miscarriage Experience
Can you be betrayed by your own body, if it is an intrinsic part of you? Can you personify a part of you to the point of alienation, enough so that it can endure your suffering for you? Suffering so d...
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Jess Perry2 years ago
How I Made Myself Feel Better About My Body
I never thought that I would get this far. I had no future plans. I really thought that by the age of 16 I would kill myself. Here I am today now 21. I still struggle with things but I'm not as bad as...
Megayn Fall2 years ago
How I Dealt with Repetitive Sexual Assault
In today's world, most women are afraid to tell their sexual assault stories. For some, they have kept themselves in silence for so long, why would they talk now? For others, they fear the disbelief, ...
Patrice Boothe2 years ago
Body Positive
I was told as a child your body is your temple, ever heard that saying before? But what I wasn’t told was not all bodies were accepted and celebrated in society or on social media. I was never told th...
Karyssa Chavez2 years ago
Insecurities and Overthinking: Just Being a Teen Girl
Have you ever been insecure? That’s kind of a vague question, I know, but have you ever been so insecure that you think about every little thing and how it could go wrong or how it could possibly go r...
Letitia Lou2 years ago
A Love Letter to My Body After 3 Kids
I'm only 28, yet my belly is not as tight as it used to be. My breasts don't sit quite as high, and, if we're being honest, are not even close to being the same size. My nails are more brittle, and I'...
Hope Martin2 years ago
"Girl Problems"
We all have them. Girl problems. In some way shape or form everyone has got at least one girl problem. Even boys. But the kind of girl problems I'm gonna talk about today though are the ones that only...
Mummy's Memories2 years ago
My Body Issues
I have always been in dispute with my body. I have always been a big girl and it bothered me so much. When I started at secondary school, I discovered all these different body shapes and sizes. Most o...
Alexandra F2 years ago
Fugly Filter
“Rather weighty, this.” - The Mummy Returns: Rise of the Scorpion King I feel like that quote applies with my heart. I think about that heart versus feather thing sometimes, and my heart feels so fill...
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Whitney Owens2 years ago
Does He Really Hear Me?
Fourteen and innocent, life was never easy. From raising my younger brother, to managing bills, dinner, and basically any wifely/motherly duties, life for me as a 14-year-old girl was from far from av...
Jeff Watson 2 years ago
I Like Big Butts
Beauty is completely subjective. We all have our views on what is beautiful and what isn't. But, as far as I am concerned, beautiful comes in all shapes and sizes, and deserves to be celebrated. Perso...
Jamila Khan2 years ago
Of Metamorphic Potential
The sun beamed on my face as sweat mixed with hair grease burned the side of my eyes. Or maybe it was the smell of freshly laid tar that sat on top of Abu’s storage extension. Abu had told me not to g...
Katelynn Hill2 years ago
Why Can't I Love My Body?
It’s truthfully an every-day struggle to love myself. It isn’t because I don’t want to, or because I find my body image to be atrocious. It’s simply because I can’t. Believe me, I try. Looking in the ...
Lily Amos2 years ago
PCOS & Me...
So as a young girl, I was always hairier than the other girls and a little chubbier too. My mum used to make passing jokes about me being her little gorilla, which was funny I guess... until I became ...
Ama 2 years ago
Mother May I
It seems to be a popular topic to discuss regarding body shaming. With social media in our grasps, today’s generation have taken bullying to the next level… we have young girls starving themselves and...