Fat & Trans: Reclaiming My Autonomy

By: J Aprileo | February 16, 2019 Being nonbinary and using they/them pronouns has proven to be difficult in my move to the Midwest. It seems that everyone reads my body as female. It’s not out of malintent, more so it would seem that it’s habit. To folks around here, certain body types, and body parts,... Continue Reading →

Affirmations, Not Resolutions

This time of year is rife with "new year/new you" capitalism, much of it steeped in anti-fat rhetoric and diet culture. Resolutions can be fine and useful, but I'm just not into them. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way, so I decided to take some time to write affirmations instead.... Continue Reading →

Holding Space for the Holidays

Holidays can be really challenging, especially when you're spending them with people who are still steeped in diet culture and don't want to get free. There are some good holiday survival posts out there already, so I'll share several links at the end of this post. Reminders for empowerment: Boundaries are healthy. I deserve to... 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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