body positive

How My Nipple Piercings Helped Me Learn to Love My Boobs

I was an early bloomer. When I was ten years old and already filling out a bra, my breasts felt like something that didn’t really belong to me. With boobs came a perceived maturity that I was forced to wear across my chest. I was still a child but the …

Body Shaming, Also for Kids: on Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs

Due to be released in 2018, the Snow White ‘parody’ film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs has already begun to draw attention–and not as a fun new take on a classic fairytale. Turns out it’s the kind of narrative that makes you want to walk into the studio, fall to …

Are CRUK Fat Shaming with Their Obesity Ad?

Discussing fat bodies in relation to health is a lot more complicated than some people seem to think. The body positive and plus-size community fight daily against a thin-centric media and society that not only tells us that we’re unhealthy, but we’re also morally wrong for being fat. The language and …

Rebel Against the Shopping Blues

The other day my attention was drawn to an interview in Cosmopolitan magazine with Rebel Wilson, where she said “I remember I had to go shopping with my mom as a teenager, and it was mentally disturbing.” The person who had shared the article was questioning if that was an appropriate …