Body Autonomy: Owning Our Bodies for the Greater Good…

As a fat woman, I am well-versed in having my body shamed and not receiving accurate representation of my body within the mainstream media - but I believe it true to say that all bodies suffer a lack of representation in the mainstream. A recent Guardian article reported that only 39% of girls in the UK and only … Continue reading Body Autonomy: Owning Our Bodies for the Greater Good…

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The Problem with Fat Acceptance VS. Body Positivity…

There's something strange happening in the body positive community, something that I'm not wholeheartedly behind. I am seeing women who were once all-inclusive, disregarding minority bodies by declaring themselves exclusively fat positive. I am seeing hateful words being exchanged by those previously inhabiting positive spaces only. I am seeing a community breaking apart but those … Continue reading The Problem with Fat Acceptance VS. Body Positivity…

5 Ways You Might Be Using Body Shaming Language (and How to Be More Mindful of It)

When we talk about bodies, the conversations we have rarely revolve around the things that we like about them, more so, the things we'd like to change about them. Many of us strive to include body positive or self-confidence boosting language in much of what we do, but every now and again, we may unintentionally use … Continue reading 5 Ways You Might Be Using Body Shaming Language (and How to Be More Mindful of It)