Body Week 2021
Six Trans People Talk About Their Pandemic Bodies
“In a way, the pandemic has been a very, very small positive to me, as it has allowed me to just reflect on myself and come to terms with my identity.”
I Lost My Sense Of Smell In My Twenties. Here’s My Advice To COVID-19 Survivors.
Complications of COVID-19 have caused many people to lose their sense of smell. I lost mine years ago and have some suggestions on how to get by.
These Body-Positive Self-Portraits Encourage Women To Love Their Flaws
"I want to challenge your perception of your own body and allow you to see your perceived flaws as beautiful. I want you to see your body, flaws and all, as just as intricate, fragile, and delicate as the garments that I create."
Couples With Different Body Types Exist. Here Are Their Stories.
“I knew she wasn’t 120 pounds, which wasn’t my type.”
Who Taught Women That They Should Only Eat 1,200 Calories A Day?
“Women especially need more than 1,200 calories just to breathe and exist, let alone exercise and function throughout the day like a normal human being.”
These Women Want Curves. And They’re Taking A Dangerous Drug To Get Them.
Apetamin, an unregulated weight supplement that has been aggressively marketed to Black women on social media, has dangerous side effects.
18 Books That Will Help You Better Understand Disability And Chronic Illness
Memoirs and essays that celebrate disabled bodies, combat ableism, call for disability justice, and describe the myriad ways disabled folk live in and contribute to this world.
Veneers Are Becoming An Essential Accessory For Influencers
“Having a perfect white smile and shiny teeth is like the equivalent of having the latest designer bags these days.”
TikTok Makes Me Want To Have A Big Butt
The world is burning in almost every way possible. What better time for me to fixate on my relatively mediocre donk.
My Breast Reduction Surgery Finally Gave Me The Body I Was Meant To Have
We’re told breasts should inspire lust and envy — but what about self-loathing?
This Photographer’s Power Lies In Capturing Generations Of Women
"My decision to photograph the body was to challenge my perspective and reclaim agency over my own."
I Keep Getting Tattoos Because Nothing Matters
Tattoos are a reminder, when nearly everything else is out of your control, that your body is your own to do with what you will.
Why Is Celebrity Weight Loss So Complicated?
As recent conversations about Adele and Lizzo's detox diet show, we need to come up with more nuanced ways to talk about public weight loss.
What It Feels Like To Mourn Your Ideal Body
I spent years living in a dangerous and restrictive world that I had constructed for myself. Then I learned how to tear down those walls.