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Bodies

Fat Positive Flirting

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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Bodies

Losing Weight To Fit In: Is It Worth It?

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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What Kind of F***ery is This?

Picture it: Charlotte, North Carolina. The median years in the first decade of the new millennium. Young and eager, I sit in a conference room with mismatched office chairs in various degrees of hard plastic. It’s the yearly newspaper brainstorming session, and ideas for cover stories and articles are ricocheting about the table. “What about […]