Posts Tagged ‘body acceptance’

Fit N Fat: On Being Here and Discovering My Body

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Aviva Cohen

At the YMCA I have to use a stool, on my toes to reach the pull up bar. A majority of the fellas I see jump and latch on, but I am 5’7 and never made my high school basketball team. Completing a pull-up was a big deal to me and now on a good day I can do three. I lift heavy weights but you wouldn’t know it looking at my slight frame in slightly baggy band shirts. Once I…

Real Talk: Accepting (My Dislike For) My Stretch Marks

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Alex Cioppa

I’m in my bedroom, standing in front of my full length mirror closet doors. I’m about to take a shower. I take off my top and stretch, moving the too tight bra straps that leave red marks on my shoulder. I see my soft and round stomach, a little pudgy and with a belly puffing out, a sign of a delicious dinner. I peel off my skinny jeans and my body starts feeling like its breathing for the first time…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Substantia Jones

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Substantia Jones

  Last January, Fat Girl Food Squad organized an art show here in Toronto. It was called Fat In Public, a nod towards fat visibility and a celebration of all bodies. The work was empowering and diverse, the crowd was buzzing and it was incredible to be a part of that creative energy I.R.L.. Because of that event, a hunger crept up in me. Challenging fashion ideals was always my jam but my body politics swelled and spilled into new…

Real Talk: Dealing with Alopecia

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Liz Jukovsky

When I was 3 years old, I wore a tutu for an entire year. At 7 years old, I rarely showered. I had a rat tail, and climbed trees in my bare feet. Lots of tie dye was worn that year. By middle school, I had started plucking my eyebrows and wearing denim skirts to match my popular (but troubled) best friend. I knew the pros and cons of being a tomboy versus a girly-girl: as a tomboy, I got…

Real Talk: Your Weight Doesn’t Define You

1 Jan, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Editor’s note: This piece comes to us from our newest contributor half a world away, Madeline, in Tasmania, Australia. Read her full bio here. With so much importance placed on appearance and beauty, it’s no surprise that so many young women and men struggle with body image issues. I’m no stranger to being full to the brim with self-hatred relating to my bodyweight. I remember standing in front of the bathroom mirror at eighteen, staring down at my bulging stomach and…