body image

Kate Nash DGAF About Your Agenda

“I’m not the cookie-cutter pop star.” Read more »

Better, Fitter, Feminist: Can the Optimized Body be Intersectional Too?

Can intersectional feminism’s task of honoring differences be supported by the medical and biological need for norms? Read more »

Roxane Gay’s “Hunger” Will Satiate You: On Fat, Trauma, and the World of Longing

Roxane Gay’s newest work, Hunger, a memoir of her body, is told in her signature style: boldly vulnerable. Read more »

Some of Us Are Brave: Killing the Mammy Myth: SheaMoisture Needs a Reminder that Black Women Built Its Success

The Mammy myth that casts Black women as faithful servants is about four centuries past its expiration date. Too many Black women have already starved our needs and desires trying to serve people, organizations, communities and businesses who will not serve us. Read more »

Body by Kardashian?: Khloé’s Revenge Body and the Strict Demands of the Family Business

Khloé might talk euphemistically about the “transformational journey” of Revenge Body, but it’s hard to find anything inspirational or transformative in a show that inextricably ties happiness to thinness. Read more »

Viola Davis and the Afro as Resistance

This is why we applaud Viola, because she publicly oscillates between afro and wig, which invalidates the idea that only a certain “type” of woman wears weave and that only a woman who burns incense wears an afro. Read more »

Awards Shows Still Have a Sofia Vergara Problem, and It Needs to Stop

In 2017, it’s not okay to make jokes about the thick accents and thick brains of Spanish-speaking immigrants, but that didn’t stop the writers of the Golden Globes. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Appearances by Mady G

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Maddy G. shares their personal story about body image, identity, and beauty. Read more »

"I Want to Be Seen": Ericka Hart Is Changing the Image of Breast Cancer

Black women are often left out of the conversation around breast cancer. Through her work and portraits, Ericka Hart is determined to share her story and break down stigma.  Read more »

"Soy Yo" is a Necessary Anthem for Being a Loud and Proud Girl

The catchy song and video made me reflect on how I envied boys’ freedom of movement and body confidence as a kid. Read more »

Pages