Occupy Fat Street: We Are The 68%

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This post really could be an indictment of the way that fat always equals bad in the symbolism of progressive movements, including Occupy, but it isn’t. And as much as I wish that fellow Lefties would take up the call of fat acceptance rather than fatphobia, for now it’s a dream deferred.

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Profile In Flabulousness: Nancy Upton (She’s The Next Big Thing, For Real)

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Even if you don’t totally recognize the name Nancy Upton, you have seen her pictures everywhere. For the last two weeks, news outlets and blogs have been abuzz about the woman who entered American Apparel’s Next Big Thing Contest by sending in pictures of herself bathed in ranch dressing, eating in a pool, and covering her lady regions with a … Read More

Golda Poretsky, HHCProfile In Flabulousness: Nancy Upton (She’s The Next Big Thing, For Real)

Profile In Flabulousness: Leslie Medlik From TLC’s “Big Sexy”

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Here’s the part where I tell you how cool I am because I’ve known Leslie Medlik, star of TLC’s Big Sexy (which airs tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th at 10PM ET/PT), for years. She is one of the excellent and flabulous shop girls of my favorite plus sized store, Re/Dress NYC. I’ve always dug her style — vintage duds, Bettie Page … Read More

Golda Poretsky, HHCProfile In Flabulousness: Leslie Medlik From TLC’s “Big Sexy”

Fat Positive Flirting

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I used to be convinced that I didn’t know how to flirt.  I felt like it was a skill that I was never going to learn, and maybe didn’t want to. 

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Size Positive Spotlight: Treme On HBO

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I was hooked on Treme from the first episode. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, it’s a show that follows the lives of a number of inter-related characters in post-Hurricane-Katrina New Orleans. It’s been getting a lot of acclaim for its great writing, moving storylines, amazing music, and fine acting.

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Losing Weight To Fit In: Is It Worth It?

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When you think about the fact that dieting* doesn’t lead to long term weight loss, better health, nor even better self-esteem, what’s really left to recommend dieting? The only thing that dieting really does is allow us to fit in.

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Leave…Weight Watchers…Alone!!

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You may or may not have heard that Weight Watchers (WW) has recently overhauled their famous (or infamous, depending on who you are) points system to more accurately reflect how the body breaks down different nutrients. More on the logic behind that in a moment–for the time being, news sources are focusing on the most obviously important angle, that the … Read More

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