Everytime I had to repeat myself, I got more and more embarrassed. I tried to remind myself that size doesn’t matter - it’s just a number. My size doesn’t have to mean anything bad unless I give it that power, but I sure wasn’t thinking that at the time.Read More
When I’m in pain, there is nothing but pain. Other people do not speak. Pain dissolves others into disembodied voices, whose cacophony is most annoying because I cannot fathom how it exists amidst the ubiquitous force of my pain. There is nothing and no one that can steal my attention or energy because it is all diverted to the gut-wrenching, who-knows-when-it’s-ending pain.Read More
A pioneer of Sex Positive Synth Pop, Von uses her own orgasm wave patterns in the production of her music. This week, she released her latest video, “Voulin Rouge”, which follows a female police officer on the hunt for Von and her friends.
In THE GiRLS ROOM, Marissa Contelmo alters the common uses of feminine accessories and products to highlight the vanity and secrecy surrounding their use.Read More
Had it not been for poorly-structured sex education classes in high school, I wouldn’t have been so upset with myself when I found out I had chlamydia my second year of college.Read More
This hurdle is then multiplied when you identify with one of these social groups while working in a field historically, and contemporarily, dominated by heterosexual men. And let’s be honest, how many fields haven’t been historically, and contemporarily, dominated by heterosexual men?
Unfortunately, this is symptomatic of an increasingly normalized problem: people don’t know shit about periods. And everyone should. Yes, everyone.Read More
The brand has become ubiquitous across the world, but is also heavily associated with photoshopped images and overwhelming body negativity. Their catalogs and brand images often depict women without stretch marks, blemishes, birthmarks or any extra weight. What follows this refusal to depict reality? A plethora of young girls struggling with issues of identity and self-image.Read More
The emergence of plus-sized models and larger mannequins strewn at the entrance of Target and other stores is a step in the right direction. All shapes and sizes should be represented in all brands, especially everyday, affordable ones but as of now, that’s still not the case.Read More
Self-love is a long and rocky road, a journey unique to everyone. My road to loving myself is far from over, but I appreciate every twist and turn that has come this way.Read More
Razek made a number of unsavory and overall tasteless remarks throughout the interview in regards to the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but a particular few comments resonated with me.Read More
Poet Amanda Cartigiano shares her poem, “How do you say Fuck You in Feminism”Read More
I grew up plus-sized. I have always felt uncomfortable with my body and how I looked, and the comments I heard or read often made it worse. From a young age, I struggled not to internalize those comments and use them for my own self-destruction and self-sabotage, but failed.Read More
We sexualize girls before they even know what being sexual is. We tell them to be sexy, but not to be interested in sex or exploring their sexuality.Read More
On a platform as large as Hulu, viewing fat women as beautiful, funny and smart as opposed to, say, ugly and uninspiring, has the power to change the way we as a society think of and treat fat people.Read More
As of 2016, the debate has continued even further, with Mattel unveiling new Barbie dolls in three new body shapes -- petite, tall and curvy -- with seven options of skin tone. The new body types have the potential to impact both girls’ and boys' expectations of body image, says Florence Williams, a visiting scholar at George Washington University's public health school and author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History.Read More
We’re conditioned to believe that summer is synonymous with our public presentation and how we look, and that we have to reinvent ourselves in order to step out in a bathing suit.