London, Ont.’s Piper Kearney on what it means to identify as intersex, learning to love herself and the therapy of poetry.
This week, we’re all smiles about ModCloth and Eloquii’s new models, @Feministontinder, the Adipositivity Project and Fat in the City’s Jill Andrew.
I’m a perfectionist, especially when it comes to upholding traditions, and I’ve driven myself to exhaustion with all the parties, shopping and baking all day long. So this year, I’m trying to do things differently.
NSFW breaks down and pokes fun at the ridiculous lengths these types of consumer magazines will reach to “empower” women, all while photoshopping thigh bulges and tummy rolls to create the perfect image of a woman.
Last Tuesday, September 9, I was honoured to celebrate the International Day of Beauty at the second annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs). In a room with a killer view 51 floors above the city at Toronto’s Panorama Lounge, we toasted this year’s four winners and listened to some incredibly moving and inspiring speeches about body positivity.
In my story I am lucky – I am not a survivor of rape and I couldn’t confidently say it was an attempted rape either, I can confidently say I was attacked/assaulted quite brutally and am still standing with (luckily) just a few scars. It’s hard to use the word ‘lucky’ in this situation, but I am. My attack was minor in comparison to the many women who have faced assault, sexual assault, harassment and rape in their lives.