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News

PoC News in America

This week, I accidentally cleared everything in my RSS reader, so I lost a lot of articles. Join us for what I did manage to snag.

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Feminism

Sitting in a Space of Discomfort: Challenging Society’s Beauty Standards

I’ve been confronted with this concept for quite some time now, but especially since I’ve been publicly claiming a feminist identity. The common tropes and misconceptions of feminists are connected with this idea of everyone being “bra burners,” which if you’re familiar with the women’s liberation movement, bra burning actually didn’t happen on the day […]

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Life Uncategorized

Babe, Why Does it Look Like a Wookie Has Been Showering in Here?

I am hairy. Super hairy. Every cruel nickname my brothers came up with for me as a child included the word “hairy” at some point in it. I am a pretty confident person on the whole; my one major issue is my body hair.

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We try it!

We Try It: Brazilian Waxing

The verdict? It’s not that bad. It’s actually kind of awesome.

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Perspectives

Hair Peace

Hair Peace: It’s a nice sentiment (one of the better phrases popularized by John and Yoko) but how many of us really experience peace with our hair? It’s not easy, even though from what I can gather most of the contributors to this site are at various places on their various paths to accepting their […]

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Bodies

The Body Love Reflex

I think it’s about time that I share another vaguely embarrassing story with you! Last week, I took a moment to indulge in my latest self care obsession — mani/pedis. There’s something so lovely and pleasantly mindless about picking out a nail polish color, dunking your feet in warm water, and watching the Food Network […]

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Perspectives

“Real Women,” PCOS And Body Image

When I wrote this cranky post about the “real women…” phenomenon, I never expected it to resonate with so many women. It seems that fat, thin, in-between, curvy, not curvy, in-between, cisgender, trans, various gynecological surgeries or symptoms, or whatever, there’s a lot of crap that makes us feel like not-so-real women.

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Humor

I Will NEVER Regret This! & Other Tattoo Truisms

I stumbled across the Tumblr FuckYeahTattoos this morning and you can pretty much imagine how productive the rest of my day has been. There’s nothing more engrossing than looking at a good mixture of beautiful and horrible and ill-advised and completely inexplicable tats. But, you know me–I’m not here to show you the lovely, heart-breaking […]