Usually the posts are about body image. Why? Because those are the posts that usually have bare body bits in the image attached to them.
- These plus-sized artists are redefining what it means to be a dancer
“‘Nothing to Lose’ aims to challenge the dominant perception of what dancers’ bodies should look like,” states a press release for the performance. “‘Fat’ is a powerful, little world filled with baggage and judgement. ‘Nothing to Lose’ questions the connotations and presents confident, embodied performers through the lens of lived experience, enlivened with text adapted from interviews with the cast.”
- I’m 45, Fat And Finally Know I’m Sexy
When I was finally able to relax enough to be naked in front of him, I wanted to understand why he wasn’t disgusted by me. I brought up the subject of a woman’s body type and asked him if he had always been attracted to plus-sized women.
For me, his answer was revolutionary.
My lover explained that body shape or size had nothing to do with his attraction to a woman. To him, a woman’s physical appeal (among other things like; sense of humor, chemistry, intelligence, etc.) was based on how she embodied her sexuality. He said that when a woman knows she’s a sensual being and is confident about her natural sexuality, it drove him wild.
- One Woman Documents Seven Years Of Her Changing Body In Stunning Nude Self-Portraits
Photographer Polly Penrose started her project, “A Body of Work,” seven years ago. She was inside her step-father’s factory, amidst an array of industrial machines and contraptions — inventions like tables built for vets to operate on race horses. It was there that she first stripped down naked and snapped a self-portrait.
The gesture initiated a years-long fascination with inserting her nude body into forgotten places. Penrose would seek out quiet locations, like abandoned houses and empty hotel rooms, and there she would photograph herself, stretched out from head to toe or pinched into fetal position. From 2007 to today, she’s documented the physical and emotional changes her form has undergone, from marriage to pregnancy to grieving loved ones. Each image captures a new relationship between body and space, provocatively challenging the concept of “fitting in.”
- I was fat-shamed by my doctor
You should see a dietitian to help you lose weight,’ says my GP during a consultation last week. I was seeing her about something completely unrelated to my body weight and I hadn’t even raised the subject.
I’ve just had a baby so my weight gain is most likely temporary, and I’m lucky that my body has always fit within the bounds of cultural acceptability. I can’t recall ever experiencing any weight-related prejudice before.
Despite this, being fat shamed by my doctor cut so deeply that I sat in my car and cried for about half an hour and then vowed I’d never return.
And before you say ‘Your doctor was just doing her job promoting good health’, think again.