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

It’s Not Your Fault!
I just want to share with everyone some realities about abuse, mainly sexual abuse. There’s so much more that I just can’t put into words but I hope this can help people understand, and those who alre...
All us humans .3 months ago
#Metoo Chapter One Virginity
Virginity was a topic my peer group growing up took very seriously. Being the child of teen pregnancy made me extra cautious and anxious about the whole idea of "losing" it. The idea of being in a rel...
Bethany Ashlyn3 months ago
Body Shaming Needs to End Now
This is a topic that has been difficult for me to write for the mere fact that I do it to myself. I don't know many women or men out there who don't shame their bodies from time to time. Dealing with ...
Stormy Robertson3 months ago
The Issue Today
I am scared of chickens. Namely, roosters. This is due to a particularly traumatic experience I had with one a couple of summers ago. There was a rooster on my grandparents' farm that I just knew was ...
Little Alien4 months ago
Homework from My Therapist
I was tasked by my therapist to write a letter to the man who sexually assaulted me. I was told I never had to send it to him and that is was for myself...something in me really wanted to share it tho...
briana okay4 months ago
My IUD and Me
For as long as I could remember, everyone has told me that the IUD was horrible and will ruin your body. They said it was dangerous, it wasn't right to have a foreign object inside your uterus like th...
Jody-Lynne Belbin4 months ago
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 Lee4 months 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 Marshall4 months 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...
L K4 months 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 Squires4 months 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...
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 P4 months 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 Robertson4 months 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 Sharpe4 months 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 Lynn4 months 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 odom4 months 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 Dukes4 months 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 ...