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Every Body Is Beautiful

Let's learn to love our bodies for what they are - a tool. A tool that allows us to walk, to run, to dance, to do all the things we love. Let's thrive, celebrate, and appreciate!

Before and After: A Mythology

In my earliest memories I am already fat. There is no before.

My very first self-concepts are all grounded in my size, which is always larger than my peers’. For a time, I think being bigger is a good thing. But this changes.

Empowered Eating Blog

A weight-inclusive approach is a patient approach to weight loss developed to reduce body shaming, promote psychological well being, eliminate weight cycling, and unsustainable weight loss. The approach focuses on non-stigmatizing health care to achieve weight loss by increasing patient self-image. This increase in self-image reduces the effects of involuntary and genetic-environmental factors that may affect the patient’s weight loss. It is the responsibility of all healthcare professionals to adopt the weight-inclusive approach to achieve sustainable weight control measures for patients. The Heath at Every Size(HAES) model is a suggested model for the weight-inclusive approach.

Lose Hate, Not Weight

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help women who are ready to break up with diet culture, and started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. She pens a weekly column called Take the Cake. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and The Feminist Press will be publishing her forthcoming book of non-fiction, You Have the Right to Remain Fat...

Lose the bullshit, liberate your body - Jes Baker

I'm Jes Baker. A blogger, speaker, author, former mental health professional, cat lover, ALL CAPS user and unabashed fat chick. I am on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as I genuinely believe know for a fact that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

Writer, recovering editor, and mouthy fat broad. Usually sipping tea. Actual tea.

Hi, I’m Lesley! And this is my website. Here are some points of interest...

  • In 2012 I wrote a book about being fat and not apologizing for it, and how maybe you can not apologize for whatever your body looks like too. It’s called Two Whole Cakes.

  • There was also a related podcast I did with the exceptional Marianne Kirby—we called that Fatcast. All of the above was also influenced by my having been a longtime moderator on the seminal mid-00s Fatshionista community on LiveJournal.

Because life is easier when you aren't alone

Welcome to Ravishly, where we celebrate the mess of being human. A community for sharing what makes us tick, what ticks us off, plus pictures of our dogs (or cats – inclusivity is important). We laugh. We cry. We do it all together.

A new campaign by The Body Positive that brings this message to life.

This is Beauty opposes the messages about beauty we are offered, such as the belief that there is a finite amount of beauty in the world, that beauty is only for the very young, slender, and sculpted bodies found on magazine covers, or that beauty is something bestowed upon us by an “expert.”

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