“This Girl Can” Campaign Tells The Real Story Of Women Who Play Sports

thisgirlcanfootballashx

“This Girl Can” Campaign Tells The Real Story Of Women Who Play Sports… The conversation of realistic representation of women of all sizes, shapes and ethnicities is typically reduced fashion retailers and magazine spreads, but what about commercials? Seeing women that resemble your likeness is important whether you’re shopping online, flipping through the pages of […]

In Her Words: Body & Fitness Advocate Louise Green Chronicles Her First Half Marathon

10616552_915568591805563_865108099938074419_n

Louise Green is a globally recognized “fit and fat” voice at the forefront of the Body Advocacy movement.  She recently wrote the blog post “Pioneering Fit and Fat, which chronicles her anticipation of running first half marathon. You can follow Louise online at louisegreen.ca It’s race day and after flying from Vancouver to San Francisco to run my first half […]

Overweight Pilots Will Be Tested For Sleep Apnea Before Operating An Airplane

thumb.php

Overweight Pilots Will Be Tested For Sleep Apnea Before Operating An Airplane The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that overweight airline pilots now have special requirements that they must adhere to before operating a plane. Before operating a plane, overweight pilots must undergo a sleep apnea test. Sleep apnea is a disorder that negatively impacts […]

Cancer Survivors Can Now Adorn Their Curves In Lingerie After A Mastectomy

DailyVenusDiva.com, post surgery bras

By:  Cassandra Jones-McBryde Cancer Survivors Can Now Adorn Their Curves In Lingerie After A Mastectomy October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society about 234,580 new breast cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013 in both men and women. The percentage is overwhelming for women at 232,340. Despite […]

Did Your Child Receive A “Fat Letter” From School Yet?

Did Your Child Receive A “Fat Letter” From School Yet?

Plus Size Acceptance News I was shocked to read a story on CNN.com about 19 states that allowed elementary school students to be sent home with a letter to their parents warning that they may be obese. How did the schools come to this information? They calculated each child’s BMI. What do the kids call […]

Yoga For The Pretty Bendy Chubby Chick

Plus Size Yoga

By: Jen McGuire  Most of my life I’ve been a plus-sized woman. Hovering around the size 14/16 mark, sometimes heading into the no-man’s land between plus-size and straight-size. That was tough. Being just a touch too small for one store and a touch too big for the other (while also getting “The Look” in the […]

Is Size Acceptance the New Feminism?

Is Size Acceptance the New Feminism?

I am constantly mulling over the term “plus size” and whether or not I like it. At a recent gathering of women at my home, where there were women of all shapes and sizes, one of the questions that came up was whether or not the term “plus size” is outdated. Does a thin woman […]