Articles about 'body image'

All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

D H Kelly // 25 March 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Fitting in – why bras should support more than just our breasts

Nursing bras should boost self-esteem as well as boobs, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 13 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Is a model-free edition of Vogue simply window dressing?

It may seem a bold move, but Vogue’s seeming celebration of real women falls short of the truth, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 9 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Sizing up

What does size 16 mean? Barely anything, Zoe Russell realises

Zoe Russell // 2 November 2016

Categories: Blog

A personal story of disordered eating

An anonymous author endured years of anxiety about food and weight, but without a diagnosis to describe her experiences. She wonders how many others may be in a similar position

Guest Blogger // 2 June 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features

Riot, don’t diet!

Joanna Whitehead reviews the new feminist revenge fantasy Dietland and chats with its author, Sarai Walker

Joanna Whitehead // 24 May 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Piers Morgan: Our gatekeeper to freedom and feminism

Laura Elliott discusses Piers Morgan's recent proclamations about feminism and argues that his opinion counts for very little

Laura Elliott // 13 May 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Erotic fiction and interpretive dance

Anne Clark finds lots to laugh at in some of the comedy performances at the Wo! Show & Tell festival at Hackney Showroom

Anne Clark // 6 April 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Sorry Origins, I’m not getting the glow – or buying your products

Liz Smith on why the 'wellness' lifestyle can be damaging to women

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

An interview with actor Amy Conachan: “I couldn’t be more excited to tour with Wendy Hoose again”

Lissy Lovett interviews the actor Amy Conachan about about disability, accessible theatre and Tinder

Lissy Lovett // 15 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Finding out what True Beauty is

Shoshana Devora enjoys the exploration of worth and beauty in new writing Linda currently showing at the Royal Court Theatre

Shoshana Devora // 10 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Bubbling up

Lissy Lovett is impressed with Sofie Hagen’s stand up hour at the Brighton Comedy Festival

Lissy Lovett // 3 November 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A feminist Barbie?

Mattel's new ad shows little girls dreaming big, but their bodies still have to be impossibly small, writes Shoshana Devora

Shoshana Devora // 25 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Hitting the ugliness jackpot

John Servante has never been happy with his appearance. Here's why that should change

Guest Blogger // 29 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Me and my body image

Tilly-Jayne Kidman on her struggles with body image and how learning to focus on health has helped her to to combat negative feelings about the way she looks

Guest Blogger // 6 September 2015

Categories: Blog

September 2015 – guest writers’ series on body image

This September on the F-Word, we've got a series of guest blogs and features on body image coming up. We'll be looking at different aspects of what has been a significant talking point in 2015 for feminism. Come and take a look over the next few weeks at what our guest writers have to say about it

Liz Smith // 5 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Badass and disinclined to diet

Megan Stodel leaves Luisa Omielan’s stand-up show feeling inspired despite the occasional misstep

Megan Stodel // 29 July 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Moving on from the beach body

Zoe Margaro Guttenplan on why the “Beach Body Ready” ads were only the tip of the iceberg in the war on women’s bodies.

Guest Blogger // 20 June 2015

Categories: Blog

My public body

When Sephy Hallow decided to change her body, everyone seemed entitled to comment

Guest Blogger // 15 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello, F Word readers, and Happy 2015! Welcome to the first weekly round-up and open thread of the year. Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "oy vey" and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please share this post, and comment below!

Chella Quint // 5 January 2015

Categories: Blog

I’m a Celebrity… give me a break!

Lucy Drewery asks why mocking a person's appearance is still just seen as 'banter'

Guest Blogger // 20 November 2014

Categories: Blog

All About That Bass? All about that body shaming

Veena Chandar takes issue with 'All About That Bass' and its implication that we should only appreciate our bodies if boys admire them

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Four inches between friends

Tired of clothes that didn't fit them, D.T. Dragon discovered the joys of tailoring

D. T. Dragon // 30 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Learning Photoshop by lasso-ing women

D. T. Dragon did not expect to be involved in making women look unreal when they signed up for the Photoshop module in their digital photography course

D. T. Dragon // 25 September 2014

Categories: Blog

More reviews from EdFringe

We finish our theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 with a handful more on plays about body image, poverty and sex work

Shoshana Devora // 27 August 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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