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Feb 10Liked by Jessica DeFino

Curious what you think about Katie Sturino's work in body positivity/body acceptance and fat activism in light of her position as the head of a beauty brand? My perception of Megababe is that it is a brand who champions products for all body sizes and markets itself that way, which is great. But where does fat activism end and beauty liberation begin? Often times people in bigger bodies feel an inordinate amount of pressure to extra super conform to skin/makeup/hair beauty standards. I don't have any concrete thoughts myself, just thinking aloud.

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I would be curious to read a post about examples or a “how-to” on authentic, non-commodified, embodied representations of beauty. We have all been so brainwashed and wired by industry and image, that it’s hard sometimes for me to envision what the opposite is of the concepts that you so adeptly critique. As a mother of two young girls, this has been on my mind for a while. Where I have found some themes that feel true, are in posts about teaching children (and ourselves) to trust our own thoughts, and our own bodies from a young age. To not silence instinct, and to hone and trust one’s signals and inner wisdom - as one example. Would be so curious to hear your take.

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Can’t wait for your take on Poor Things!

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“If “empowerment” is what you’re after, try living according to your values!”. So true! If only people understood this.

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I've had a dirty butthole this whole time waiting for a beauty company to bring out a butthole cleaner. Thanks, Megababe!

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The headlines above your posts are getting more and more ominous. And that is a compliment on how spot-on you are. I recently listened to a whole podcast interview with a succesful business woman who is apparently empowering us all selling ,,vaginal care" sh#t. Leave it alone!!

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Jess my phone is broken and so I’m popping off online because it’s my only outlet at the moment ; )

So please do include an image of Courtney Love and anything around her song “Doll Parts” in this series…

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I walked by Ulta the other day and noticed the huge ad in their window with, you guessed it, young tweens. Maybe 8-9 year olds. Immediately I thought of you and your fabulous writing.

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Great roundup again! But that last quote/paragraph>sentence Jess, VERY powerful. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Excited to have you delve deeper into the tween skincare trend!

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YES! That Dazed article is so good - it perfectly articulates something that I’ve been trying to say for so long.

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Yes, let me spend all this money to clean my butthole just to shit through it after my morning coffee 🤦🏻‍♀️

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