body image

The body-positive movement excludes women like me — those who aren’t ‘acceptably fat’

Fat phobia is everywhere

As a fat person, fear and shame have kept me from going to a spa. But I deserve to be pampered, too.

Until recently, I was even too afraid to take a fancy, candlelit bath in my own home

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Here’s what you wanted to know about intimacy, and what we found out

After becoming a fitness instructor, I was in the best shape of my life. I also judged my body more than ever before.

My body suddenly became an aspect of my credibility as a cycling instructor

How a children’s song helped me during my eating disorder recovery

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ is a perfect metaphor for facing every obstacle head on

I’m fat. When thin people say they ‘need’ to lose weight, imagine how that makes me feel.

I know others don’t mean to offend me. But they do.

‘So old’ and ‘so tired’: What I see in the mirror doesn’t always reflect reality

Sometimes, I need a little help to see the truth

Hulu’s ‘Shrill’ popularized the body-positive pool party. These women threw their own.

On a recent Saturday night, the Fat Babes Club of Columbus welcomed attendees with pool floaties and Lizzo tunes

It has taken me years to acknowledge the shame I feel around body image. Progress is slow, but it adds up.

I spent most of my life ignoring and minimizing how I felt about my eczema

These plates deemed portion sizes fit for ‘mom jeans’ or ‘skinny jeans.’ Macy’s pulled the products.

Macy’s responded after a tweet drew attention to the plates