Let’s Fight for Everyone

Hi, friends. I’m Jude. Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite uncomfortable thing to discuss: privilege within the body positive/fat acceptance communities, yay! I know the word “privilege” is loaded and seems to have very nasty connotations, but I am using it because some fat bodies are more privileged than other bodies. Make no mistake that a... Continue Reading →

What Body Positivity Actually Means (or Meant)

"Body positivity" was born in 1996 and has an actual definition and core competencies. Learn about The Body Positive organization's mission and vision here. Explore the competencies here. There's a fantastic article on Everyday Feminism, by Kaila Prins, "Here’s Why the Definition of Body Positivity Isn’t Up for Debate." One of the tenets of body... Continue Reading →

Proclaiming You Are Fat Positive

Note: I specifically don't use the words "coming out" here, because that unnecessarily co-opts a narrative long held by the LGBTQ community. That said, there are, of course, people who are both LGBTQ and fat, myself included. So, you've found fat acceptance and fat positivity and you're ready to publicly acknowledge it. What does that... Continue Reading →

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