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

The Day All Went Wrong
They say that the cause of depersonalization starts from depression, anxiety, or trauma that wasn't completely tended to. And not everyone with depersonalization always remember how exactly those even...
Emily PK 6 months ago
Surviving Rape
The first time I was sexually assaulted I was fourteen years old, and I was raped when I was sixteen. This forever changed me and my outlook on the world and my own life. I remember sitting in the sho...
Mai Kou Lee6 months ago
Disturbed
"Hm, you aren't as messed up after that incident than most girls that I know who went through the same thing," said a coworker I got close to. "What do you mean?" I asked. "Well, most of them would se...
Taylor Squires6 months ago
An Ode to the Plus Size Fashion Movement
Throughout my life, my love and admiration for fashion and style have always been inherently deep. At a young age, I found myself fascinated with patterns, prints, color schemes, and even textures. In...
adriel cleaves6 months ago
What Survival Really Entails
Do you recognize the girl standing before you? The one you effortlessly destroyed. Do you recognize the humility emitting from her eyes, when you act as if it's okay to threaten her the way you did? Do you remember the naive girl who felt safe walking on to your property? Smiling alongside your family, oblivious to the destruction you would eventually lay on her path? Do you remember the anger which consumed the entire essence of her being? Do you remember how desperate she was to escape your gr...
D Nicole7 months ago
You Are the Problem
You know what I'm talking about. We have all heard it at some point in our lives. Oh, she is so pretty, too bad it's not on the inside. Or she is such a nice girl, too bad she's not on the outside. Th...
Ellowen Ophelia7 months ago
Update on My Rape Case
For a while I believed that my soul was permanently shattered. I believed that what this man took from me could never be retrieved again. My pain was so excruciating physically and mentally that every...
Nikki Bloom7 months ago
I Overthink My Own Desires
You all know the story: good girl, strict Christian home, virgin... Secretly desires to have sex in a vintage Chevy Impala. Yes? No? Okay, let me explain. Growing up, my parents kept it real about eve...
Amber Bastedo7 months ago
Abduction Survivor
When I was a moody teenager, about 14 years old, I listened to Green Day and Nirvana on my Walkman every day on the way home from school. Being a freshman is such a confusing, yet exciting time. Fresh...
Amanda Brock7 months ago
Do You Have the Mom Body?
What exactly is the "mom body"? Well, it’s pretty simple really: it’s the body almost any woman has after pregnancy. It’s the stretch marks. It’s a little or maybe a lot of extra around the middle. It...
Jess Dickison7 months ago
Body Acceptance
All my life, I’ve been overweight. I remember the fat jokes starting as early as elementary school. Now, at 29, and still to this day (20 something years later), the ridicule still rears its ugly head...
Miranda Shepard7 months ago
Kintsugi
We all reach a point in our lives when we realise that somewhere down the line we fucked up badly. We missed a stop, we closed a door, we burned a bridge... Or we backed the wrong horse. It's hard to ...
Shanita Marshall7 months ago
Life As a SSBBW
As you can pretty much tell from the title, I am a big woman. I like to consider myself just to be a BBW, which stands for Big Beautiful Woman. But if you have ever been on urban dictionary, I would b...
Emily J7 months ago
Society's Beauty Standards
I'm sick and tired. I'm sick and tired of people telling me what I can and can’t wear; I'm sick of beauty standards that have been inflicted on both men and women at such a young age. No, I'm not talk...
Emily Tarff7 months ago
Don’t Be Beautiful
You are beautiful,” “beauty is from within,” “be your own kind of beautiful.” These are things that women are told every day. But why should women only aspire to beauty? Why not kindness or intelligen...
Nanette Tenpo7 months ago
You Took My Innocence and With it My Control!
“Shh. Stop crying or someone will hear you!” She covered my mouth with her hand while her other hand remained on my breast. “If someone comes in here, I will beat you up!” I remained still and let my ...
Abbey Nims7 months ago
Do You Love Yourself?
Do you ever wonder where body image issues stem from? It's just as common in men as it is in women. Wanting to be muscular, thin, beautiful. Is it from the magazines? MTV? For fuck's sake, the Kardash...
Ellowen Ophelia7 months ago
My Rape Recovery
As expected the occurrence of rape can change a person. A simple, despicable act can alter the bubbliest of personalities. So many things come to surface when you face the path that someone else has c...