The Weight of Losing You

Q. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land on while I train for a couple of half marathons). As I am impressed with my ability to essentially leap tall buildings in a single bound, I am utterly miserable with how I look without my clothes on. Read More The Weight of Losing You

“You’re Not Fat”: But What If I Am?

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. Read More “You’re Not Fat”: But What If I Am?

Why I Don’t Care If My Daughter Gets Fat

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

An Open Letter to NYC from One of Your Fat Residents

Dear New York:

You know I love you. I’ve been here more than five years. I would have moved somewhere else a long time ago if it wasn’t true love. But there’s something we need to talk about. You’re getting a little heavy, no pun intended, on the weight shaming.

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