I don't want to accept my body and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
I’m trying to figure out why I’ve been alone this long, because I’m kind of sick of it. (And everyone at xoJane is sick of hearing about it.)
If you ask me, the problem with glorifying obesity is that we need to do more of it.
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

Modeling is almost like an abusive relationship. You stay in it because you think something great will eventually happen.

Jan 14, 2014 at 9:00am | 434 comments

Thin people aren't immune to feeling fat.

May 29, 2012 at 9:00am | 433 comments

Why you gotta play me like that, universe?!?

Apr 12, 2013 at 1:00pm | 419 comments

body politics
Heather my love, there's a new unreasonable idealized beauty standard in town.
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

food porn
To help ease my cravings for cake, pie, fried chicken, and muffins, I’ve become a bit of a virtual food porn whore.
No matter what I do, or how mindful I am about my eating and exercise habits (without pushing myself into unhealthy habits), the numbers keep crawling upward.

Sep 2, 2013 at 3:00pm | 396 comments

Fat. It’s everywhere. A dangerous predator lurking around corners, ready to jump out when you least expect it.

May 8, 2013 at 10:00am | 345 comments

New York City wants to try to force you to be "healthy," whether you like it or not.

Sep 18, 2012 at 1:00pm | 324 comments

Our size difference is so noticeable, in fact, that when a mutual friend introduced us, even she couldn’t get behind the idea that we’d somehow form a relationship.
weight gain
Cut forward to a little over a year, and more than a few nights spent in pursuit of nothing more than Netflix marathons, a rotating diet of takeout food, and bottles upon bottles of wine, and I have gained over 90 pounds.
All of the risks, combined with the fact that I could just end up fat again, have completely taken weight loss surgery off the table for me. And don’t think I haven’t strongly considered it before.
Oh, were you feeling good about yourself for a minute there? The world can fix that for you.
Yeah, that got your attention, didn’t it? A Texas hospital is refusing to hire staff over a certain BMI threshold. I'm telling you why this is a dumb idea.
He wanted me to admit to him that yes, in fact, my weight did bother me. He wanted to hear my say it, to hear the word “fat” come out of my lips.
plus size
I see more and more people recoiling from the term "plus size" like it's a total slam. What's up with that?
OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.
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