After Anorexia Killed Her Daughter, a Mom Pushes for National Change

A federal act named in honor of Anna Westin would make it easier to get treatment for eating disorders. Read more »

Janese Talton-Jackson's Murder Reminds Me That Entitlement Kills

The 29-year-old mother was murdered after she rebuffed a stranger's advances in a bar. That tragic story reminds me how often people feel entitled to my body. Even friends sometimes deny my selfhood by saying they wish I wasn't a lesbian, so they could date me.  Read more »

Censor This! Five Art Projects Challenging Social Media Obscenity Rules

Sites like Facebook and Instagram sometimes flag female bodies as offensive. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Don't Want to Spend 2016 Feeling Bad About My Looks

“Trying to make you feel like you’re not cute enough is a multi-billion dollar industry.” Read more »

Comedian Cameron Esposito Talks Queerness and Life With An Eating Disorder

Comedian Cameron Esposito gets serious to discuss how learning to love your body can be a lifelong struggle.  Read more »

Menstruation Matters: A Guide to Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day! What does that mean exactly?  Read more »

Carol Weston Knows All About Teen Girl Problems

When I was growing up, my mom got me a subscription to Girls’ Life magazine. When it came every month, the first thing I did was turn to the ... Read more »

There's No Such Thing As a Post-Baby Body

Notice a trend here? From the Eva Mendes “Sweatpants-Gate” to Kelly Clarkson’s ongoing encounters with fat-shamers, our nation is obsessed with celebrities... Read more »

Here's What Bothers Me About the New Dove Ad

If you’re a human being with a social media account, you’ve seen the new Dove commercial already.  Read more »

New Web Series "The Skinny" Takes on Eating Disorders with Dark Comedy

Jessie Kahnweiler is a comedian who revels in tackling tough topics. Her new webseries, The Skinny—set to debut on Wifey TV this... Read more »

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