Eating disorder recovery is a really confusing process – mostly because the day-to-day experience of it is rarely discussed. And that leaves a lot of people in recovery confused about what it should look and feel like. So if you’ve ever wondered how to tell the difference between typical and disordered or what “full recovery” is, then this video is for you.
Don’t have time for self-care? Then you could probably really use some. Take it from self-proclaimed recovering overachiever Melissa A. Fabello, who knows how it goes when you don’t know where to start. Check out this Self-Care 101 lesson on exactly how to find a set of nourishing practices that works for you. It’s easier than you think, and you deserve it!
In a society that rejects us, feminism gives us is the revolutionary practice of self-care as a vehicle toward self-acceptance. But in the midst of a break-up, we often forget to prioritize that. So here is what you need to know about what’s happening with your brain chemistry during a break-up and how best to nurture yourself over the process.
Yes, it’s true. Race is a social construct. That fact has been used frequently to deny the very real experiences of people of color. Ever heard or said “I don’t see race” or “Why do they have to make it a race thing?” That’s part of the problem. Here’s a really clear break-down on why race still matters. Let Melissa A. Fabello inspire you to do something about it.
Want to know why reverse oppression can’t exist? You’ll have to get out of the dictionary and into understanding the nuances of people’s lived experiences. Here’s what you need to know about oppression: what it is, what it isn’t, and what makes it a special problem. The very nature of oppression won’t allow reverse oppression to exist. Read on to learn why.
You might ask yourself how you can be a righteous, authentic feminist, waving the flag for body-positivity, even though you’re struggling with an eating disorder. Well, as this article explains, feminism isn’t about being ashamed of yourself or your process. It’s about owning your truth and sharing it. You (and your story) are a critical part of this revolution!
“Diet culture” refers to a society that is so inundated with dieting propaganda that it affects how we relate to ourselves and each other. And in case you haven’t noticed, we live in one. Watch vlogger Melissa A. Fabello use food psychology to explain how the restrict-and-binge cycle hurts everyone except the industries that are creating your body dissatisfaction.
There are the people who say that “skinny-shaming is the same as fat-shaming.” And because on the surface, that comparison seems to hold water, I think we need to examine it a little more closely to see why – when using an intersectional, anti-oppression lens – it’s actually a false equivalence. Because all bodies are shamed. Some just experience more oppression.
Male allies are extremely important and valuable to the feminist movement! They use their positions of privilege to further the cause in ways that women can’t, and for that we’re grateful. That said, there are a few trends in male feminist behavior that could definitely stand to change. Watch Melissa A. Fabello give a few tongue-in-cheek reminders to male feminists.
I’m noticing a trend lately where we feminists really want to get dudes on board. But it’s hard to start the process of noticing the simple, seemingly mundane ways that sexism creeps into our everyday lives. So here’s a short introduction, guys. Here are five simple things you should probably stop doing if you want to show that you have respect for women.