Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Danielle B on 06/22/2011

Love The Body You’ve Got (Take It From A Fat Girl)

I recall a time in elementary school when a friend tried to defend me from a few bullies by saying that I “wasn’t fat, just big-boned.” A few years later, I had a teacher who — probably in an attempt to keep my ego intact — wouldn’t let kids say “fat” in class, only “fluffy.”

To set the record straight, I do not have abnormally large bones. And I am not, nor have I ever been, a rabbit. But whether it’s these sugar-coated terms or the painfully unoriginal “ugly fat girl,” I’ve never quite been able to shake my overweight status for long.

Despite a few traumatizing events (i.e. falling off the jungle gym, losing my paper pilgrim’s hat on Thanksgiving, etc.), I have relatively good memories of elementary school. …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 03/13/2011

Support Women Artists Sunday: Adele

Adele is a Grammy-awarded British singer born as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, on May 5, 1988 in North London. She herself describes her music as something meant for heartbroken people. She is the very first artist awarded with the “Critics’ Choice” in the 2007 BRIT Awards, which is given to performers who have not yet launched an album during the time of the award-giving ceremony.
As early as age four, Adele had the love for music. She even sang Spice Girls hits and impersonated them during dinner parties. There were also times during her pre-teen years wherein she impersonated Destiny’s Child. In May of the year 2006, Adele graduated from Croydon’s BRIT school, which was also attended by artists such as Leona Lewis, Kate Nash, Amy Winehouse, etc. A month …

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