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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 »

We Can Already Declare "The Duff" To Be the Worst Movie of 2015

This movie is just as bad as it looks.  Let’s just get this clear at the outset: New film The DUFF is based on the premise that every group of female friends has a “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” whose sole purpose for being in the group is to act as a gateway to her... Read more »

Pretty Unnecessary: Taking beauty out of body positivity

In the early 2000s, when I was a burgeoning fashionable fat girl, I stumbled across the LiveJournal community Fatshionista. I loved seeing pictures of women my size or larger dressed in stylish, interesting, sexy clothes, embracing bright colors and form-fitting cuts, performing liberation and... Read more »