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Growing up fat and trans, photographer Shoog McDaniel was constantly bullied. But when they found a batch of disposable cameras in their late teens, they found their calling. McDaniel now photographs nude, fat and trans models. With each photo shoot, McDaniel hopes to change the way society sees fat and other marginalized bodies.
My life could've been different if I had the resources to understand my experience.
I have consistently felt overlooked or placated by doctors when expressing pain or other symptoms.
Growing up, photographer Shoog McDaniel was constantly bullied. But when they found a batch of disposable cameras in their late teens, they found their calling.
I don’t want my whether I'm single, dating or in a relationship to have anything to do with how I define myself.
My marijuana use is somehow trendy and fun to talk about, while others are serving life sentences for weed-related crimes.
This summer, three things happened that forced me to finally face our grave reality.
When the local sheriff knocked on the family’s door... he found only empty rooms inside.
Families in my country would rather live with the grief of a dead child than the shame of having a gay son and brother.
Despite the stigma, these restaurants have provided opportunities for millions of people.
After watching the video, I wondered, "was that what Marie really thought of me?"
Admitting to the grief is embarrassing because we're told a dog's death isn't worthy of the same kind of sorrow as a human's death.
It felt like I’d been drowning for years, and now the pain of spanking was my own version of CPR.