BY Hannah Baxter
in Eat Me
on May 27, 2014
Full disclosure: I am writing this from a chair. I’m not doing squats, I’m not lunging across the office, I’m not secretly clenching my butt cheeks together while envisioning my brand new J. Crew neon yellow bikini settling perfectly on my teardrop behind. I’m wearing shorts that are maybe just slightly shorter than necessary, but that’s because Forever 21 was having a super legit sale and IT’S BASICALLY SUMMER OUTSIDE! This weather is insane y’all. Regardless, I am a total #thinspo failure at the moment, and I don’t care one bit. Read More
on May 21, 2014
Well, patriarchy, you’ve done it again! The emergence of yet another gender-based double standard has recently been illuminated by the blatant and callous fat-shaming of world renowned opera singer, Tara Erraught. The Irish mezzo-soprano sang Octavian in the Strauss Opera “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Glyndebourne Festival on Saturday night, and this was certainly not her first time at the rodeo. Read More
on Nov 07, 2013
Recently, NYC subway stops and bus shelters have been plastered with the faces of little girls in all their smiling glory. Printed over the image of each girl is the headline "I'm a Girl" and then, smaller, "I'm Beautiful the Way I am."
In between those lines are listed the various ways that the girl is "beautiful": "I'm a leader, adventurous, outgoing, sporty, unique, smart and strong," for instance. Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol
on Jun 13, 2013
Its easy to feel self conscious about your body sometimes. Everybody does.
When I went up to the Toronto Comics and Art Fest, I came across Every/body in my search for comics, zines, or books that focus on gender, body issues, feminism, abuse, and similar topics. This sweet comic/zine culture anthology is all about becoming comfortable in your own skin (even though the cover model doesn't have any).
The 104-page book is filled with different authors' personal explorations of body issues. Read More