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 →

The Fat Five: Janet Conroy-Quirk

This is the start of an ongoing series of posts called "The Fat Five," five questions on fat positivity and the fat experience answered by a member of the fat positive community. If you're interested in submitting answers to "The Fat Five," email fatpositivecooperative@gmail.com. When and how did you learn about fat positivity? In early... Continue Reading →

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 →

Fat Spotlight: Caleb Luna

Caleb Luna (they/them) is a "fat, brown, queer writer, activist, teacher, performer, fat babe and scholar," as described on their page, where you can find links to their social media at the top right. I first came across their work on either The Body is Not an Apology or Everyday Feminism. A binary that implies... 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 →

Advocating for Yourself in Healthcare

As a fat person, you've very likely experienced fatphobia and weight stigma when visiting the doctor's office. You deserve better, but since I can't change the medical industry as a whole, I'm here to share some resources that can help you advocate for yourself to receive weight-neutral healthcare. First, you should know about Fat Friendly... Continue Reading →

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