Body Positivity

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'Shrill' Is the Mona Lisa of Body Positive Television

"It’s about surviving and ferociously, defiantly thriving in a world that refuses to see us as anything but a 'before picture.'”
Sophia Carter-Kahn
3.22.19
tv

'Shrill' Demands Space for Fat Women

The series teaches us that loving yourself is more than 'accepting' your own body. It’s about claiming your space and your agency.
Alice Lesperance
3.21.19
tv

In 'Shrill', Black Characters Are More Than Vehicles for White Stories

The Hulu series doesn't apologize to white people, and that's important.
Minda Honey
3.20.19
Body Positivity

Dancing in a Body-Positive Strip Show Taught Me How to be Fat and Sexy

Growing up, I always felt sexiness was something reserved for thin people. Stripping helped change that.
Alison Stevenson
1.28.19
Comics!

'Alien Body,' Today's Comic by Valentine Gallardo

Valentine opens up about her body dysmorphia in this comic.
Valentine Gallardo
1.25.19
Culture

It's About Damn Time for a Truly Great Plus-Size Rom-Com

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Why aren't they portrayed on-screen?
Gianluca Russo
11.5.18
Art

The ‘Cheat Day’ Selfie Pop-Up in LA Is Cute but Toxic

LA's newest selfie pop-up exhibit turns our unhealthy relationship with food into one long photo op.
Nicole Clark
10.15.18
Sex

How Kink Made These People’s Sex Lives Healthier

From relieving stress to consent education, getting kinky has a lot of benefits.
Laura Bell
10.9.18
women

Athletic Women Share the Worst Things People Have Said to Them

"I've been called a man and a bull and told that no guy will ever want to go out with me."
Alba Carreres
9.19.18
Comics!

'Summer,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby

A girl shares how she gets reacquainted with her body when the weather gets warmer.
Rebecca Kirby
6.8.18
Podcasts

These Women Are Taking Body Positivity Back from Brands

The hosts of the "She's All Fat" podcast talk about intersectionality, their "Fatmily," and why people who say, “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful” are missing the point.
Nicole Clark
5.24.18
sculpture

Casual Nude Sculptures Show Women Getting Cozy in Themselves

Shona McAndrew sculpts plus-sized ladies who are at home in themselves.
Gabrielle Bruney
8.9.17
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