Recently, news came out that eating processed meats (like bacon and sausage) is strongly linked to developing cancer.
More and more often, we’ve been seeing pieces written by individuals who are calling out bigots for their horrible words or actions. This is great, but all too often, the ones aimed at fat-shaming include some caveat about how the author has lost weight, is trying to lose weight, or has some condition that has […]
Sigh. And ugh. I was on Facebook recently and made the mistake of reading comments on a post relating to fat. I know, when will I learn?
The short answer: only if you want to.
It seems that there are only two types of fat people we get to see: the stereotype of the lazy fat person who eats a lot and never exercises (the “bad fatty”), or the fat person who works out hard and eats foods commonly accepted as healthy, but just doesn’t lose any weight (the “good […]
I wrote this while sitting in Prospect Park after my first Couch to 5K workout. See, a few days ago, I couldn’t fall asleep and, for some reason, I decided to sign up for a 5K in October. I don’t make great decisions at 1:30 in the morning.
Trolls made me donate more money.
This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass.
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 […]
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.
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.”
*Shakes magic eight ball.* “All signs point to no.”
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:
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 […]
I saw the ad, coincidentally, when I was on the elliptical machine at the gym. “What will you gain when you lose weight?” the commercial wanted to know. Jubilant women of all shapes and sizes were proclaiming that with just a little bit of movement on the scale, they would earn “confidence!” “pizzazz!” “self-belief!” Conviction, […]