The upcoming holiday season brings with it new hurdles for those recovering from eating disorders. With all the festivities involving food, not to mention the eating-related commentary, the next several months can be a mine field of triggers. So how can you support your loved ones in eating disorder recovery over the holidays? Vlogger and writer Melissa A. Fabello has some ideas!
I am writing this article from a privileged perspective; and I am not here to damn, guilt, or embarrass thin people. But I think we need to have a talk. Because it’s so easy to fall back on tired old excuses for why we’re not privileged. But we need to look at these excuses a little more closely because when your privilege isn’t checked, you risk furthering marginalization.
Any outspoken feminist will tell you that among the most common insults they receive are “slut,” “bitch,” and “cunt.” But the funny thing is, those are actually among the least effective insults to throw at a feminist! In this week’s video headline, Melissa A. Fabello will discuss the many ways these words fail to do the damage they’re intended to, and how they only make feminism stronger.
Sometimes there’s pain in a relationship. And sometimes, things can become so fragile and hard to navigate that irreparable cracks surface, and the relationship becomes broken. These relationships can lead to unhappiness and heartbreak if left unhealed. Erin McKelle discusses why this healing process is important and how to begin with it.
Not everyone understands how different forms of hormonal birth control work. Birth control is not one-size-fits-all. With all of the choices out there for you, it’s no wonder people get confused. As feminists, we are wholly dedicated to your right to choose. So if you’ve ever wondered “How the &#%! does this work?” or “Which option is best for me and my lifestyle?” then this article is for you.
Part of why we feel so scared to get help for having an eating disorder – to admit it to ourselves, to talk to other people about it, and to get professional help – is that there is a stigma around it. But we can’t let that stigma stop us from getting the help that we need. So let’s explore, together, what eating disorders are and how to get help for them.
There is no shortage of articles, conversations, and “information” about the relationship between weight and health in today’s society, but the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement is something totally different. In this podcast episode, Melissa A. Fabello and popular HAES blogger Golda Poretsky give an introduction to the movement’s major pillars, and offer advice for those interesting in participating.
“Crying forever,” I wrote on Facebook after updating my relationship status to Single. That’s how I felt – like the tears would never stop. I’d been through break-ups before; the pain didn’t last forever. But that’s hard to remember when you’re in the midst of it. It’s hard to remember that the only way out is through. So let me guide you through the layers of Hell known as The Stages of Grief.
Virginity, supposedly, is sacred. But I have news for you: It doesn’t have to be. All it takes is a little bit of myth-busting, a little bit of education, and we can turn around the conversation about virginity. So let me help you navigate through the murky waters of these four myths about virginity. Join me. We’re long overdue.
One-in-three adolescents in the United States is a victim of abuse at the hands of an intimate partner. This isn’t just kids being kids. This is people who are coming of age accepting abuse as normal, paving the way for a lifetime of danger. But before we can see a change, we need to see a problem. And because teen dating violence has been so normalized, we really need to start at the basics.