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Leave Summer Walker (And Her Nose) Alone

Instead of condemning Black women, like Summer Walker, who choose to alter their bodies, we should interrogate how the world made their existence in their inherited bodies hostile.

Our Response to Adele’s Weight Loss Says More about Us Than Her

The body-positive movement limits its scope to individual people’s always evolving bodies rather than the systems that turn weight loss into headline-making news. Read more »

The Lie That Feeds Our Ugly Fascination with Makeover Shows

How do you produce a show that purports to make women more beautiful—presenting them as undesirable as is—and still manage to preach self-love? Read more »

We’re Here, We’re Sheer: Cora Harrington’s Lingerie Revolution

The power of lingerie, and of intimates, is that you can express yourself underneath what you have to wear. Read more »

Off the Scale: Creating Fuller Stories About Fat People

In order to continue creating more authentic stories about fat people, more fat creators must be hired in writer’s rooms, granted book deals, and tapped by Hollywood to adapt their stories. Read more »

In Season 2, “Shrill” Challenges Viewers—and Itself—on Fat Politics

Shrill’s sophomore season widens the show’s narrative to explore other areas of Annie’s life and identity. Read more »

Popaganda: The Feminist Guide to Escaping Diet Culture

Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season makes its debut this week—with an anti-weight-loss infomercial for the ages. Read more »

Rebecca Alexander Wants to Make It Easier to Be Fat in Public

It’s profound to live in a body that’s so normal, and yet no one designs for. Read more »

Unshakeable Shame: No One Can Escape the Wedding Industry’s Fatphobia

There’s power to be found when brides refuse the industry its thinness obsession and shape the day on their own terms.  Read more »

Deadly Dieting Tools: Who Loses When Weight Watchers Sets Its Eyes on Children?

Apps like Kurbo only make the transformation from healthy eating to disordered eating to eating disorder more efficient. Read more »

5 Fat-Positive Podcasts Feminists Should to Listen To

I am particularly fond of personality-driven podcasts hosted by fat people that center around our myriad experiences. Read more »

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