Deeming some hairstyles professional or acceptable while others—such as locks are not—is just one way that those in power deem who gets hired, who gets promoted, and who is allowed to experience the freedom to simply be and dress and exist as they naturally are.
While there are a number of risk factors for eating disorders, including our culture’s obsession with thinness, one factor is talked about less often and that is sexual violence.
Apparently, even in 2020, there is something suspect, even shameful, about devoting too much page time to the body, despite the fact that we all conduct our lives from within a body. But I’ve been body-observant for years—perhaps because my mother loved her own body.
“I’m now 52, and I see the gift of my gray hair having been more empowering than any container of Le Conte: that owning one’s self is not simply noble, or fiercely courageous—but beautiful.”
When feminists position body positivity as our savior from the diet industrial complex, we erase the revolutionary power of the movement to fight fatphobia.
Noor Aldayeh had around 2,000 followers on Instagram when she first decided to share her story about struggling with bulimia. Today, she has over 40,000.
“The biggest goal and purpose of this book is to provide medicine: a call to action, an invitation of empathy, a healing balm.”
In season six of “Orange Is the New Black,” the women of Litchfield aren’t wearing makeup like they used to.
I have a love-hate relationship with Pure Barre. I find fault in the franchise’s ideology and the culture it promotes—and strength in the way my body responds to the exercise.
A new, feminist television series is barreling in full force to AMC this month with a scandalous proposition—that women should be unapologetically proud of who they are, regardless of their size.