Body Positivity

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
Photography

A Nude Photo Series Imagines a World Without Clothes

Berlin-based artist Sophia Vogel photographs real people doing everyday things in the buff.
Dyllan Furness
5.22.17
painting

Honest Nude Paintings Contemplate the Complexities of Flesh

Chuck Miller's elegant paintings transform the naked form into pure, formal compositions.
Andrew Nunes
5.18.17
Sex

Legendary Sex Educators Staged a Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic in Athens

Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens facilitate spontaneous sex talks on the streets of Athens.
Maya-Roisin Slater
5.16.17
Body Shaming

Fat-Positive Activists Explain What It's Really Like to Be Fat

Here's how you can be an ally.
Caroline Thompson
5.4.17
Beauty

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My FUPA

"Body positivity" is bullshit if it's only positive about a certain type of plus-size body. And if I want to change that, I need to expose the one thing I've always been afraid of: my gut.
Alison Stevenson
3.17.17