History of Shapewear and Body Autonomy

If you’re like me, you just finished binge-watching Bridgerton and can’t get enough of the glamorous lifestyle of each character. The young ladies are in pursuit of finding a husband, and so they work hard to ensure their attractiveness. Some characters work on their piano skills, others on just the right dress. Though the show is fictional, it has me wondering how much we find ourselves trying to shape and conform our own bodies and lives in the pursuit of acceptance and love. My question is, are things like shapewear and bodily autonomy mutually exclusive?

Why you Don’t Need to “Save your Calories”

The start of a new year and/or a global pandemic that includes stay at home orders highlights a lot of diet culture messages. Try your best to avoid them: change the conversation, disengage, provide pushback to those who tell you to watch what you eat.

12 Actually Inclusive Clothing Brands

Not all brands offer a wide range of sizes or even show those different sizes on different models! To help you get started, I have compiled a list of great places to begin.

3 Self-Care Tools for Stress Management

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish – Tools for Stress Management What is self-care? How to cultivate tools you can use to take care of yourself now and every day. The more we take care of ourselves; we can take care of each other.

How to Accept and Navigate Body & Weight Changes

When moving towards intuitive eating, away from using external rules, and healing from disordered eating, it is expected and healthy that weight gain will likely co-occur in the process. Here are some tools to help dig in and navigate that discomfort.