Viola Davis and the Afro as Resistance

This is why we applaud Viola, because she publicly oscillates between afro and wig, which invalidates the idea that only a certain “type” of woman wears weave and that only a woman who burns incense wears an afro.

Awards Shows Still Have a Sofia Vergara Problem, and It Needs to Stop

In 2017, it’s not okay to make jokes about the thick accents and thick brains of Spanish-speaking immigrants, but that didn’t stop the writers of the Golden Globes. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Appearances by Mady G

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Maddy G. shares their personal story about body image, identity, and beauty. Read more »

"I Want to Be Seen": Ericka Hart Is Changing the Image of Breast Cancer

Black women are often left out of the conversation around breast cancer. Through her work and portraits, Ericka Hart is determined to share her story and break down stigma.  Read more »

"Soy Yo" is a Necessary Anthem for Being a Loud and Proud Girl

The catchy song and video made me reflect on how I envied boys' freedom of movement and body confidence as a kid. Read more »

Power Pose: Talking with Fat-Positive Yoga Activist Jessamyn Stanley

Ever since she started writing and posting photos of her practice, Stanley has been challenging mainstream yoga culture in the United States to be more inclusive and building a clear image of what it means to be body positive. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave: Hate cute, fat, Black confidence? Stay mad.

Gabourey Sidibe won’t give entertainment media the weight-loss story they want, so some grimy, D-list websites are willing to make one up. Read more »

BitchTapes: Body-Positive Workout Jams

Sweaty songs that make you feel good about your body. Read more »

Popaganda: Body-Positive Exercise

Why does the thought of going to the gym inspire such anxiety? Because exercise—literally moving our bodies—is so wrapped up in fatphobia, ableism, sexism, and other nasty stuff. On this episode, we try to extricate exercise from all the body-shaming stuff that's usually tied to it. Bitch Media... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: What to Expect at a Pelvic Exam

A pap smear can be intimidating. Here's a guide to help you feel prepared!  Read more »

Middle School Students Push for a Gender-Neutral Dress Code—And Win

Policing the length of shorts and skirts takes girls out of class. But Portland Public Schools just passed a student-written dress code they hope will be a model for the nation.  Read more »

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