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 →

Concern Trolls and Hashtags

Hello! Just fatting up the Internet again. Today I had a concern troll comment on a recent post on Instagram. The post is here if you want to check it out. You won't find the comment on the post, because, as usual, I deleted it. It wasn't anything original. I don't engage with trolls, and... Continue Reading →

Debunking BMI (Hint: It’s trash)

As a fat person, you've been oppressed by a mathematical equation that was never intended to be and is not in any way an actual measure of health. BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and it's how we're sorted into the problematic O-word categories. Other people have already done the work of spelling out how BMI... Continue Reading →

Fat Spotlight: Comfy Fat

J, aka Comfy Fat, is a nonbinary fat activist and uses they/them pronouns. Comfy Fat Website Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube I love how they show up with thoughtful vulnerability and boldness as they write and vlog about being nonbinary and superfat. Their pictures always make me smile, and I especially adore seeing photos of their... Continue Reading →

Self-Love as Privilege

Preface: This post is a bit of a wander through my thought fields. I'm not an academic feminist, as in I don't have any formal education in feminism. While I'm privileged to have a BA in English, I've never taken a course in critical thinking. I'm just spit-balling here (one of my favorite "Dodgeball" quotes),... 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 →

Fat Positive T-Shirts

There's a certain hyper-visibility and simultaneous invisibility to being fat. I like to take my hyper-visibility to another level sometimes by wearing fat positive t-shirts, spreading the good news of fat acceptance and fat positivity. It isn't always comfortable to do so; there are times when I like to use my fat superpower of invisibility... Continue Reading →

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