Melissa A. Fabello is a world-renowned expert in the intersection of body politics and social justice.




Let's have a chat, fellow thin, white, conventionally attractive women doing body acceptance work. Because often, when we have conversations about body-based oppression, we focus heavily on our own experiences and leave out a shit-ton of issues that often don't occur to us as having a place in this movement, too.




Beauty School is a monthly newsletter that uses feminist analysis to unpack body politics and beauty culture. Each issue includes a short essay, a suggestion of an awesome activist to follow, the best links floating around the Internet, and cool social media graphics.


Melissa is a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies.


Currently, she is working on a dissertation exploring how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. If you're interested in updates on her research, including a heads up when her ebook on the topic is published, enter your e-mail address below:



Melissa is available to assist in research endeavors.

If you are conducting a study in the fields of body image or eating disorders and need a sexuality perspective, please contact her here.

She is also available for scientific editing on the same subjects.

Want to bring Melissa to your
university or organization?

She is a licensed educator with over a decade of experience working with diverse populations. As such, her presentations – which have been given at various universities, organizations, and conferences – are created around participant-centered learning objectives in mind, and her audiences leave her talks not only with knowledge, but with tangible skill sets (and a laugh or two). Melissa has presented at The National Sexuality Education Conference, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, and Harvard University.

Where would you like to bring her next?

“Melissa’s superpower is understanding what’s in my head and heart. She turned me into the activist entrepreneur I always dreamt of.”
— Client


Do you want to feel like this about your life? Do you want to turn your digital content work into something more powerful and lucrative? Are you in need of a brick in your support system to help you achieve those goals – and talk you through the associated existential crises?

Melissa helps individuals and organizations realize their potential in using the Internet for social change.

Let 2018 be your year.


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Melissa’s work adds a personal touch to what can otherwise seem like a daunting and confusing political sphere.
— Gina Susanna
Follow Melissa if you want some real talk – or if it’s been a while since you’ve had a mind-blowing braingasm.
— Jes Baker