This Weekend Open Thread is Here for ‘Fattitude’

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[E] Liza

PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind.
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Trolls made me donate more money.

[E] LizaThis Weekend Open Thread is Here for ‘Fattitude’

Five New Year’s Resolutions Fit for This Fatty

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Marena

Marena is a Social Justice & Human Rights Masters student whose research examines Indigenous language revitalization, issues affecting NDN Country presently and historically, and social justice issues in the production and consumption of popular mass media. She's also a flailing, long-winded geek who will beta your fanfic.
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This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass.

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Loving My Body

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Queer Pop Culture Junkie in the Northwest. Addicted to Coffee, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fantasy Sports, The Mountain Goats, and Tottenham Hotspur.
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Since two days ago, October 29th, I have been on Estrogen for 6 months. As many of you know, this has changed my life. My mind and body are starting to feel congruent with each other. I wake up each day freer from the bonds of testosterone-poisoning than the previous day. I am starting to love myself. 

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“You’re Not Fat”: But What If I Am?

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I’m sure we’ve all heard and said it before: “She’s not that fat.” I know I’ve said it in an attempt to deconstruct the strict body standards that women disproportionately face. However, in examining the role language plays in dismantling injustice, I feel certain sense of unease when I hear these statements.

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Sorry Groucho

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Dr. Deah Schwartz, clinician, educator, and authorspecializes in Expressive Arts Therapies, Eating Disorders and Body Image.Deah is the Co Author of the NAAFA award winning Off-Broadway Play, Leftovers, and its companion DVD/Workbook Set.An outspoken “New Yawker,” Deah believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to point out and eliminate size discrimination even when it means battling the mainstream media, and even worse, family members!To find out more about Dr. Deah’s work or to book a session visit her website at www.drdeah.com
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One of the sayings that Groucho Marx was famous for was, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.” 

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Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Is It Possible to Speak Rationally About Fat?

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Bodies24 Comments

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Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.
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*Shakes magic eight ball.* “All signs point to no.” 

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Is It Possible to Speak Rationally About Fat?

Dr. Deah’s Guilt-Free Diet (Not THAT Kind of Diet)

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Dr. Deah Schwartz

Dr. Deah Schwartz, clinician, educator, and authorspecializes in Expressive Arts Therapies, Eating Disorders and Body Image.Deah is the Co Author of the NAAFA award winning Off-Broadway Play, Leftovers, and its companion DVD/Workbook Set.An outspoken “New Yawker,” Deah believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to point out and eliminate size discrimination even when it means battling the mainstream media, and even worse, family members!To find out more about Dr. Deah’s work or to book a session visit her website at www.drdeah.com
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Yes, you read that correctly. I am promoting a restrictive diet and I am inviting you to join me in my Guilt Loss Program. One of the comments I hear frequently in my work is some version of:

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Best of P-Mag: What I Gained When I Lost Weight, And What I Lost

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I am old and wise.Perhaps more old than wise, but once you're old, you don't give a shit about details anymore.
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One of my favorite things about Persephone is our dedication to body acceptance and Health at Every Size. I personally have benefited a great deal from these discussions, and I know I’m not the only one. There are a number of wonderful articles I could have chosen, but this one seemed to sum them all up nicely. -Hillary

SusanBest of P-Mag: What I Gained When I Lost Weight, And What I Lost