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In this section, find articles, video, images, comics on body image issues and body positivity, women’s bodies and health and body humour.

Why I Learnt To Decolonise Eurocentric Beauty Standards

Why I Learnt To Decolonise Eurocentric Beauty Standards

Eurocentric beauty standards were invented and imposed onto all colonies. These racist notions have since taken root in modern day societies across the world.
Reclaiming My Fat Body From The Fatphobes

Reclaiming My Fat Body From The Fatphobes

What bothers most fatphobes around me is not that I am fat but that it does not bother me, and that I like myself.
Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma In India

Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma...

The way local women channel anger at menstrual taboos into their work — making sanitary pads to improve female hygiene and earn a living — is the focus of the film 'Period. End Of Sentence.'
A Pro's Guide On How To Fight Body Shaming

A Pro’s Guide On How To Fight Body Shaming

Body shaming makes you a pro at dealing with it and that is extremely mean of the world which is inhabited by billions of human beings and so many body types.
How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
The Triumphs And Nuances Of Actress Jameela Jamil’s Body-Positivity Activism

The Triumphs And Nuances Of Actress Jameela Jamil’s Body-Positivity Activism

The toxicity of social media may seem inescapable, but Indian-Pakistani actress and activist Jameela Jamil is confronting these patterns headfirst.
Optimism The Right Way: Rytasha Talks Self-Love and Body Positivity

Optimism The Right Way: Rytasha Talks Self-Love and Body Positivity

Body positivity for Rytasha Rathore, is to not hate your body but to try and make it the best version of itself.
शर्म का नहीं बल्कि विस्तृत चर्चा का विषय हो माहवारी

शर्म का नहीं बल्कि विस्तृत चर्चा का विषय हो माहवारी

भारत में माहवारी के बारे में और इसके शुरू होने के बारे में बहुत कम अध्ययन किये गये हैं जिनमें मुख्य रूप से उम्र, जानकारी और समस्याओं के अनुभवों के आंकड़ें भी मिलते हैं|
Confessions Of A Skinny Girl: Your Comment On My Body Is Rude

Confessions Of A Skinny Girl: Your Comment On My Body Is Rude

Since I have been a skinny girl my whole life, I have had to deal with bullying quite a lot. I have stored a lot of anger inside me towards my family, relatives, friends, and even strangers who contributed to my insecurities and declining self-confidence. My reaction is usually a mix of anger or frustration and a desire to peacefully explain the concept of body positivity, when someone says these things to me.
Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Sabotaging birth control methods, lying about being on birth control, stealthing, forcing the partner into pregnancy or abortion, are all ways of coercive reproduction.

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10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.

My Experiences Of Patriarchal Rituals In The Nepali Community

Growing up listening to such ludicrous things, I gradually developed an immense hatred for such patriarchal values. Hence, I am writing this article about the misogynist and patriarchal traditions in Nepali community.