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Dear Virgie: I Compare Myself to Other Fat Women

If we believed that each and every person was important and stand-alone valuable, we would not look to others and think, “why does she have that thing and I don’t?” Dear Virgie, Someone I have known since childhood got married recently. Her husband is really attractive to me and she and I are about the...

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6 Ways to Stop Low Self-Esteem in its Tracks

Low self-esteem is just a feeling. It has absolutely nothing to do with the reality of who you are and what you are capable of. Loving yourself and your body unconditionally is hard work and a continual process. Some days you are a #selfloveclub champion. Other days, the big strides you’ve made on the self-love journey...

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Dear Virgie: My Mom Hates Her Body

To be honest, self-love — like, the real kind, not the slogan kind — threatens literally EVERYTHING that white supremacist heteropatriarchy is about. Dear Virgie, Do you have advice for someone whose mom really hates herself? I often feel super guilty that I just happened to be born into the generation that got to be...

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10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date

If you’re going to date someone, you want to make sure they’re anti-oppression. Here are 10 things you should ask on a first date. As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia and misogyny. If you’re not...