Instagram Deleted Her Account @ Over 400K Followers: Fat Phobia in Art and Social Media, and How Carina Shero Continues to Fight for Better Representation of All Bodies

Carina Shero is a German born, Chicago based artist active in the body positive movement. She is a plus size model and body positive activist who until April 2018 had an Instagram account @unskinnyhero which had over four-hundred thousand followers. This is the eighth time Instagram has done this. Unfortunately, this appears to be a broader issue at the social media site, where plus size women have been targeted with harassment and then ultimately having their accounts unexpectedly deleted. Shero is one of the founding members of the Chicago plus size only burlesque troupe The Femme FATales, and vows she … Continue reading Instagram Deleted Her Account @ Over 400K Followers: Fat Phobia in Art and Social Media, and How Carina Shero Continues to Fight for Better Representation of All Bodies

Stay Feminist and Study Your Body by Lay Sion Ng

How well do you understand your body? Do you think your body can change your mind? Or it is only our minds that can change our bodies? Throughout history there have been many different definitions as to what constitutes our bodies. Some theorists of the social body regarded physical bodies as objects that need to be “trained, manipulated, cajoled, organized and in general disciplined” (Turner 15). Similarly, some considered the body as “a play of forces, a surface of intensities, pure simulacra without originals” (Braidotti 21). This thinking becomes a problem as it conceptualizes the body as simply a biological … Continue reading Stay Feminist and Study Your Body by Lay Sion Ng