Anything that could be classified as "junk food" could not be eaten (or even carried) in public. Eating alone, in fact, behind closed doors, was preferable whenever possible.

Nov 8, 2012 at 3:04pm | 640 comments

small boobs
I wish I could cut the fat off from inside my thighs and stuff it in my boobs.
Did I ever tell you guys about the time I was hooking up with a guy who took it upon himself to shake my stomach fat while informing me that he liked "my jiggly belly"?
Is there a name for seeing a bad photo of yourself that takes your self-esteem from 60 to 0 in a half second?

Sep 16, 2013 at 1:00pm | 532 comments

plus size
I'm just fine with the way my body looks and feels at this moment. What makes me hate myself is not being able to fit into clothes -- my own and those in stores.

Jan 30, 2013 at 12:00pm | 503 comments

fat acceptance
Being asked to send a photo of myself with a shirt on made me feel like I again should be ashamed of my body.
body image
If you're going to street harass me, at least say nice things.
Britton Delizia has had ENOUGH of the oppression of slender, fit women. And she's doing something about it!

Dec 5, 2012 at 9:00am | 402 comments

body image
Fat-shaming has been a popular topic on this site, and I’ve avoided the topic like an out of state parking ticket, but I have something to say, now.
People can be real assholes to plus size and/or diverse cosplayers.
plastic surgery
A noted Beverly Hills surgeon admits he gave his now-wife a 'Wonder Woman' makeover before asking her to marry him -- on their first date. (Also, uggghhh to body-shaming partners.)
As a Young Possessor of the Chub, I remember people constantly telling me "Don't worry, you'll hit puberty and thin out, then you'll be SUCH a beauty."

Dec 11, 2013 at 10:00am | 320 comments

A hairstylist telling you that a certain haircut won’t work on you because of the “shape of your face” is a myth just as a great as the idea of “dressing for your size.”

Nov 19, 2012 at 3:00pm | 317 comments

I became a model at age 34 and a size 8. Sure, it helped boost my confidence, but that doesn't mean I appreciate your unsolicited feedback about my body if I'm not at work.

Feb 23, 2014 at 11:00am | 311 comments

body image
I'm sick of defending my appetite, or lack thereof, to people who are concerned, curious, disgusted or jealous.
body image
Strangers often feel free to weigh in on my kid’s appearance, often directly to her.
Why not, for one week, just put what I want in my mouth without any of the rules, restrictions or calculations? Could I even handle the freedom??!?

Mar 21, 2012 at 3:05pm | 265 comments

the frisky
I have anxiety about my bridal body.
body image
UGH, I’m getting all serious again. Sorry, but stomach flu just isn’t conducive to beauty writing. This will be brief!
body image
The box springs collapse, and our bed frames splinter. Sometimes his pants rip. We overeat ice cream. I worry deeply about our future, our finances and our fitness.

Oct 31, 2012 at 9:00am | 246 comments

body image
I told him no. I would not hide from my own body. I would not wear outfits to make my body more “tolerable.”