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Fat Shaming and its Impact on Children

For children who are brought up facing the struggles of being overweight, life can be full of low self-esteem and self-hate. Starting from a young age, a fat child can easily recognize how their appearance affects their identity, through interactions… Continue Reading →

Femininity Ideals and Transgender Youth with Eating Disorders

  Transgender females have been largely cast out by society. Their resilience to this oppression faced on an everyday basis affects their mental health. This issue is contemporary to the current society’s climate, due to the mass media of Caucasian… Continue Reading →

Fashion Industry Funds Body Image Problems

  The fashion industry is an industry that is growing and changing all the time. Fashion is a way of expressing who you are throughout clothes and is considered a type of art form. Even if you don’t know a… Continue Reading →

Poem: The Stretch Mark

My body has marks Some of them are dark Some are around my waist Some are near my face My thighs have lines but they are fine. I’m just me So let me be B E A U T I… Continue Reading →

Intersections of “Ratchet” and Fatness

This meme is a picture of two black women in lingerie but one has darker skin than the other. On top, it says “Dark skin vs. Light skin, who cares whos winning” and on the bottom, it says the “winner”… Continue Reading →

Love is Deeper than Weight

I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York to a Trinidadian and Jamaican family. My grandma was born and raised in Trinidad and my grandpa was born and raised in Jamaica. They both left their countries for a… Continue Reading →

The Search for Self Love

Every day, I pass by my mirror at least 30 times and there is not one time where I pass by it without lifting up my shirt to see what my body is looking like. This is something I do,… Continue Reading →

Image vs. Reality

Body image. It’s such a common, nondescript term for much a complex issue. Every person on this planet sees themselves differently: differently from how they actually look, from how they appear to others, from how media feels that should look…. Continue Reading →

Sex/Body Positivity as a ‘Skinny’ Man.

Sex/body positivity as a ‘Skinny’ man. And as a gay man, it’s all the more complicated. Yes, there is masculine privilege in living in a male body inherently, but that thinness is still gendered, socio-economically driven, related to issues of… Continue Reading →

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