Category Archive: Body Positivity

Before and After: Why Weight-loss Commercials are Dangerous and How Fat Acceptance Saved My Life

By Caitlin Well before the ball dropped in New York City to mark the beginning of 2013, diet and weight-loss ads were airing non-stop on television, encouraging viewers to get a headstart on… Continue reading

Lull

By Sika Wheeler Lull (2011; 5:33) directed/edited/filmed by Sika Wheeler music by Sika Wheeler and Anna Frate I made Lull over about two weeks at the end of 2011 after two seasons of… Continue reading

Redefining Body Image: An Interview With Haley Cue

By Elise Nagy Last weekend I had the chance to sit down for a cup of tea and a (Facebook) chat with the babeliest of babes, Detroit-based graphic designer and body positive activist… Continue reading

CLITORIS, VAGINA, MAJORA, MINORA

By Larissa Pham My mother never told me to use a hand mirror to give myself a look and she certainly never told me where to find anything and when I started bleeding… Continue reading

Fat Bodies in Art: The Full Body Project and the Adipositivity Project

By Caitlin I am fat. I have been fat since I was five years old and not a day has gone by without the world telling me in subtle and not so subtle… Continue reading

Weekend Roundup

Here are some articles we’ve read and loved this week. Check them out! Taking It All Off: Black Women, Nudity, and the Politics of Touch by Brittney Cooper at The Crunk Feminist Collective… Continue reading

HEART(H)WARMING: A Back to School Guide

By Larissa Pham Here we are back at school again. It’s October now and your hands are starting to get cold, especially when you wake up in the morning, and you’re thinking about… Continue reading

I Won’t Join Lady Gaga’s “Body Revolution”

By Shannon T. Rucker Editor’s note: Recently Lady Gaga has been criticized in tabloids for apparently gaining weight, and in response she launched a self proclaimed “Body Revolution,” kicking it off by posting… Continue reading

Fat Girl in a Strange Land: a book review

By Shannon T. Rucker     Situated on a spectrum of fantasy to a tiny bit of romance (not too much, of course) to speculative fiction to science fiction to creative socio-political, Fat… Continue reading