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Technology changes our bodies. It can let us do so much more, and go beyond our normal bodily capabilities. However, it can also damage our bodies. (more…)

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One of my favorite things to talk about is gyms. Not because I’m a hardcore “gym rat” or that I consider it a hobby (more…)

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That was a question told to me in the 6th grade. The children often snickered about my obese teacher. One day in class the children were making “fat jokes” about the teacher and I still remember a girl in my class telling me that fat people make themselves fat, so we shouldn’t feel bad for them. I immediately thought how wrong this girl was for saying that, but was she right? (more…)

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Disability is an interesting subject when one gets truly down to it. What is considered a disability and what is not also varies. Mental disabilities, physical disabilities, these are both types, but what about when there is a confluence of two of three types all at once?

I call that, when I am referring to my own situation, being trans.

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TRIGGER WARNING: this discusses my very personal experience with an eating disorder. I know I would have a hard time reading this if I hadn’t written it. Take care.  (more…)

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When I was obese, I thought that losing weight would solve many of my problems. I would be able to fit into straight-size clothing, my body would draw no notice due to its size, and I would feel better naked — messages all around me said these things would happen, and I believed it. However, I have found that weightloss is bad at delivering on such promises.  (more…)

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tomboy vs girly girl

When I was born, my mother was so happy to have had a girl. I was quiet, shy, and the ideal “dress me up-baby doll” (about 2 hairsprays away from Toddlers & Tiaras ;p)… (more…)

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I was sitting out on my grandma’s porch when she decided to tell me that I would apparently look perfect if I got double-eyelid surgery.

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Chubba- lubba, fat, obese, overweight, unhealthy, gross, big, chubby. Just a few of the names I’ve been called for as long as I can remember, and continue to be called.  (more…)

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Ancient Beauty

Beauty ideals executed through cosmetic modifications or fashion can be traced as far back as 6000 BC. From the ancient Egyptians who practiced complete body hair removal and experimented with nose reshaping, to tribal tattooing, to the modern day breast augmentation. (more…)

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