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Ask A Fatshionista

Should I Cover My [Insert Body Part Here]?

The short answer: only if you want to.

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Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: The Joy (and Pain) of Posing (Nude)

A month ago on a Tuesday morning, I was sitting in an office. Last Tuesday morning, I was lying on my back totally naked while strangers painted me.

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Perspectives

A Bra To Remember

A few weeks ago, I sat down and looked through my memory boxes. There in amongst photographs and letters was a bra to remember.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Drinking MRA Tears

Raise your hand if you’re mad as hell at the Supreme Court right about now. Yup, thought so. To find out who else you should be mad at this week, let’s take a look at the rest of the news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland delivered some amazing reads this week.

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Bodies

What if Fat Chicks in Crop Tops Were a Thing When I Was a Teenager?

I have to wonder if examples of women who look like me loving themselves would have affected my self-esteem.

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Life Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: A Photo Finish

It started when I was 15 or 16: a perpetual discomfort at having my photo taken. No, I’m not some kind of international spy or superhero. I wish.

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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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Sex

The Weight of Losing You

Q. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land on while I train for a couple of half marathons). As I am impressed with […]

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Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: The Biggest B*tch of All

Insecurity, I hate you and I hate your ass face.

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Bodies

Practice Practice Practice!

Trigger Warning: Discussion of eating disorders and Halloween candy.

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Perspectives

Room for Grace

A year ago today, I lost one of my closest friends in a terrible car accident.

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Bodies

Me and My (Curvy) Shadow: Burlesque and Body Image

TW: talk of size and weight (no numbers) “I hope no one thinks, ‘Why’d they let the big girl in?’”

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Life

Seriously? Who Says That?!?

I went to a party this weekend with my extended family, most of whom I see very rarely. As with most large family gatherings, someone opened their stupid mouth and was a total jerk.

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Bodies

Interview with the Artist: Rampaige

Paige “Rampaige” Halsey Warren is most well-known for her webcomic series, Busty Girl Comics. The comics make light of issues those of us who are bustier tend to deal with, and since it’s creation in January of 2012, it’s hit home with a lot of women.