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

Sarah Benham5 months ago
Fear of Fat
Cosmopolitan UK magazine featured Tess Holliday on their October 2018 cover. Tess is a plus-size model and one of the first ever featured in a magazine with the level of notoriety as Cosmo UK. She is ...
Myth: All Fat People Are Unhealthy
Kenzie L Stapleton Age: 22 Height: 5’5 Weight as of 8/30/2018: 285Ibs Body Image: Hates her body. Doctor says: “Go on the Paleo diet and I also want to run a million and one tests on you to see what k...
Erika Farrah5 months ago
Surviving Sexual Trauma Part 1
What is the biggest secret you have ever kept? What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you? You may think that it is something terrible, something horrible. Maybe it is, or maybe it is only ...
Sidney Poulter5 months ago
Trying to Overcome Being a Victim
Form a young, vulnerable age, girls are told what to wear and what not to wear. Girls are expected to be covered up but too much, or we are prude. Our brothers have less rules and later curfews than u...
Maricella Flores5 months ago
Five Things Every Plus Size Girl Should Know
Highlights of Real Issues We Go Through and Why We Shouldn't Give a F*** and Just Be Plus Size Queens!
Sarah James5 months ago
Getting Naked in Front of People Will Make You Love Your Body
Now, reading this you might write me off as some art hippy who’s an exhibitionist and loves being naked, but hear me out. Nudity is a complicated subject. Unfortunately, in contemporary culture it’s o...
Ashara Armand5 months ago
Why Does Fat Shaming Exist?
Fat Shaming! It seems that fat shaming has become the ultimate trend. Why does it exist anyway? What do people get out of it anyway? What does it actually prove? These are the questions that I constan...
Janellie Patellie5 months ago
'Insatiable' - A Fat Girl’s Opinion of the Film and the Social Media Comments
There has been a lot of talk about the movie Insatiable which is going to be streamed on Netflix on August 10, 2018. Insatiable is about a heavyset girl that is being bullied harshly by her classmates...
Lingering in Darkness
It was always this way. There was always the same trepidation crawling through me, tearing all the way through my dilapidated body like a thunderous storm, not daring to stop until I was torn and brok...
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CraftyOne 6 months ago
I Care What People Think
We’re not supposed to worry about what others think of us, right? From an early age, we are taught to ignore bullies and not care what everyone else thinks or says about us because who cares what they...
Alyssa Horn6 months ago
What People Don't Tell You About Surviving...
Once again, it is going on five in the morning and once again I lay in my bed with eyes wide open. My mind just un-willing to shut down no matter how tired I become. I always know that once night fall...
Thai Judiesch6 months ago
Politics of Hunger
We are introduced to it young. We set our young eyes on female cartoon characters with impossibly tiny waists and grow up to see these same collarbones and legs on our magazine racks. It is so normali...
Rebekah Brinkley6 months ago
Here’s Why I Started Wearing Men’s Deodorant
We all need deodorant. We have to wear it to keep from smelling like a giant pool of nasty body odor. Remember the first time you were introduced to deodorant? “Here sweetie, rub this under your arm t...
Sophie de Merteuil6 months ago
"I Will Love, Honour and Cherish You": A Letter to My Body
Dear Body, I must admit, it seems a bit strange to be writing you a letter, as you and I have been indissociable for a little over twenty-six years. We have been, from the start, fused to one another,...
Heather Wilkins6 months ago
My Menarche
I was 11 when I just started my period. But the problem was, I had no idea that I was having one. It happened at my grandma’s house. We were waiting for my parents to come home from an anniversary din...
Our Lives. My Decision
The day it started was the celebration of my mock trial team making it to the quarter finals. It was after school and everyone was so excited about our achievement and the fact that it was the last da...
Miranda Shepard6 months ago
The "No-Kids" Stretch Mark Club
I have ridiculously soft skin; I'm very proud of it, and I take good care of it, but I'm also riddled with stretch-marks. Everything has pros and cons, of course, but it's not very often you meet some...
Lela Harris6 months ago
Me Too
Today, I received a text from my little brother who is in the military. He said he was worried he was going to receive an administrative discharge from the military. I asked him what happened but it m...