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Who’s Afraid of Fat Bodies? Stamp Collecting and the Threat of Fat Activism

Lately, the body positivity movement has been making some cool steps forward in fat activism and the visibility of fat bodies in the media. It’s showing up more and more. Refinery29 is running their 67% project, based on the fact that plus-size women make up 67% of the population and resolving to show plus-size women in 67% of… Read more Who’s Afraid of Fat Bodies? Stamp Collecting and the Threat of Fat Activism

Body Modification and Feminism: My Body, My Mods

Body modification has been on my mind quite a bit lately, because I have several piercings and tattoos and I’m about to get another piercing soon. While there is much less judgment now than there has been in the past regarding piercings and tattoos, a number of prejudices still linger, and I want to talk about… Read more Body Modification and Feminism: My Body, My Mods

5 Things to Stop Doing When Talking About Romance Novels

I need to get something off my chest. I’m sick and tired of the way people talk about romance novels and the romance genre. Here are five things we need to stop doing immediately: Stop treating romance like “writing for dummies.” I can’t count the number of times someone in one of my writing groups has said the… Read more 5 Things to Stop Doing When Talking About Romance Novels