Posts Tagged ‘body love’

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 – Beach Parties are for Everyone

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Thinking back, I can honestly say that I’ve never had the chance to experience a day surrounded by babes who are my size. Above average, plus size, voluptuous, fat- doesn’t matter the specified or preferred title, I still can’t recall any situation where I wasn’t around people smaller than me. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with being skinny, because there isn’t, but for a self-identified happy fat chick, having a group of ladies with similar body types…

#WomenCrushWednesday – Jazzmine ‘Babydoll’ Rixen

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

Jazzmine “Babydoll” Rixen is a German/Indian body positive activist living in Kuala Lumpur. She’s all over Instagram – her personal style blog was so successful that she branched out with her I Am Proud to Be page. The #iamproudtobe hashtag features women from all over the world flaunting their beauty with pride. Babydoll has unending confidence, amazing style and I am in constant hair envy – her pink grapefruit locks are now an incredibly vibrant fuscia. I am sure this…

Real Talk: I Hate That I Hate That My Boyfriend is Skinnier Than Me

3 Mar, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

By Alexandra Cioppa In 2013, Adam Levine was named sexiest man alive. And from a strictly objective point of view, sure, he’s a good looking guy. Personally, I’ve never found him all that attractive. Whenever he comes up in conversation (and surprisingly, this is quite often), I always say, ‘yeaaahhh I guess he’s cute but he’s just so skinny, I feel like I might crush him’. This has always been a weird fear of mine. I could trace it back…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Interview with Diana Di Poce, Creator & Editor of DARE Magazine

2 Feb, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Vanessa Vaillant Diana Di Poce is a Ryerson University graduate, Canadian entrepreneur, and editor of DARE magazine, Canada’s first plus-sized fashion magazine. With plus-size fashion on the rise, it is wonderful seeing Canada have it’s first plus-sized fashion publication. I was lucky enough to interview Diana and find out what life is like this plus-sized fashionista, where her favourite places to shop in Toronto are, and some tips on dressing a curvy body.  You can find Dare Magazine…

Real Talk: Health vs. Diet – what is the difference?

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Guest Post

“…people think I eat too many chocolate bars…” You may recall this accented line spoken by a young man in an easily ridiculed 90s commercial about acne. I remember making fun of the commercial myself and even after a continuous battle with cystic acne from the age of 14 to now at 26 that has included three and a half stints on the heavy-duty Isotretinoin (at the time marketed as Accutane now going by the gentler-but will still make you…

Playwright Young Jean Lee strips down to naked truth with Untitled Feminist Show

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Harbourfront Centre just recently announced that they would be housing the Canadian premier of Brooklyn-based playwright Young Jean Lee critically acclaimed work, “UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW”. Running from February 12-15, the show is without dialogue, clothing or traditional gender signifiers on stage. The cast consists of five women and one gender non-conforming person; whom come from all different backgrounds artistically. For the entire 60 minutes of the show, all the cast members are nude. This nude performance engages the audience to…

Friday Foodie Five

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Normally here on Friday Foodie Five I try to bring you some of the best stuff I’ve seen and heard online during the week. But I have to tell you, we here on the Toronto Squad have been working hard for a long time on something and we need to share. For what feels like months, but has really only been a few weeks, Ama, Megan and I have been busy planning and co-curating an open call group art show…

Real Talk: New Year’s Revolution

1 Jan, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

I haven’t always been a bigger girl, but I have always struggled with accepting and loving my body the way it is at any given moment in time. In fact, for as long as I can remember, my New Year’s resolution has been that I wanted to “lose 20 pounds.” This seemingly tangible goal has been a negative staple for me across a spectrum of sizes, and it was only this year that I realized that losing that 20 pounds…

It Gets Fatter Project is Reorienting Desire Tonight in Ottawa

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Guest Post

Tonight Ottawa is lucky enough to have the It Gets Fatter Project in town, hosting an event on Reorienting Desire. The It Gets Fatter Project is a body positivity project, started by queer fat people of colour FOR queer fat people of colour, and this workshop will serve as a space to examine how fatphobia structures our visions of desirable bodies. We reached out to It Gets Fatter Project and they were awesome enough to answer some of our questions….