This week, I attended an academic conference in which someone addressed the topic of mass incarceration of black women, a topic that ladyblogland has talked about for years. It makes you think: there’s a lot of good work being done here in ladyblogland. With that in mind, let’s see what the bloggers talked about this week. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland
This week we’ve got some good news, some Oscars news, and the usual assortment of fucked up shit. Let’s get down to business. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Wearing Spanx
This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass. Read More Five New Year’s Resolutions Fit for This Fatty
Ruthie is three.
She is a healthy toddler. Her brain is perfect–a neurologist confirmed that in 2012 when she was exhibiting some strange growth patterns that needed to be checked out. Read More Why I Don’t Care If My Daughter Gets Fat
One of the many things that I dislike about diets is that they’re so all-consuming.
Personally, I think that dieters need to think and talk about their diets all the time because it’s really not a natural thing to be on a diet. Read More Envision Your Diet-Free Life
I know, I know seasonal blogs. We are all filled to the brim reading about Halloween, and it won’t be long before every other blogger and I will be writing about Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then a nice hiatus before we get to write about “The New Beginnings of Spring Tra La!” But I really have a few things I want to say about Halloween. So please indulge me for just a few minutes. Read More Trick or Treat: What is the Scariest Part of Halloween?
My eyes open. I languidly stretch my body. I feel gratitude for my strong legs and murmur words of love to my round belly. I roll over onto my side and serenely admire how my butt looks like two plump croissants nestled next to each other. Read More No More Weighting