Body Week 2021
“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.”
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.
"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."
“I knew she wasn’t 120 pounds, which wasn’t my type.”
“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.”
Apetamin, an unregulated weight supplement that has been aggressively marketed to Black women on social media, has dangerous side effects.
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.
“Having a perfect white smile and shiny teeth is like the equivalent of having the latest designer bags these days.”
The world is burning in almost every way possible. What better time for me to fixate on my relatively mediocre donk.
We’re told breasts should inspire lust and envy — but what about self-loathing?
"My decision to photograph the body was to challenge my perspective and reclaim agency over my own."
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.
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.
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.