"Anyone who exists in a fat body has a horror story about a time they were simply trying to enjoy food in public."
"I am the same person I was before I gained weight. The only thing that’s changed is how society views me."
A concern troll disguises their fatphobia in language that sounds considerate. It's not.
There's a lot of anxiety-provoking talk around bikini bodies and losing weight right now. Here's how to cope.
"How are we to champion body positivity and inclusivity if we continue to celebrate weight loss? We can’t."
I have something I want Anderson Cooper — and everyone else — to know.
I have never asked for anyone's opinion on my body, so I’m confused why the comments come so freely and unsolicited.
The problem is that diets don't work for permanent weight loss, for 95% or so of people who try it. This has been well documented
'You have such a beautiful face... you'd be drop dead gorgeous if you lost just 5 kilos!' If you've ever commented on other
People are powerfully sharing their #FatSideStories.
No Sexism. No Racism. No Ableism. No Ageism. No Homophobia. No Fatphobia. No Transphobia. No Hatefulness. Basically, no divide among people caused by ANY prejudice beliefs!
I live at the intersection of sexism and fatphobia. This is my daily reality, so in all honesty, I expected the backlash I received. It's what keeps many fat women quiet. But I'm here to give all of us a voice. I will not be silenced.
Because fat girls aren't supposed to take pleasure in our bodies or even consider showing other people what they look like, there is a lot of sh*t that can hit the fan. Mostly caused by other people not knowing how to handle someone as sexy as me owning it.
ou'll start to see that your body type isn't being represented, anywhere. You will try to get a "bikini body" and wish that you could rock one -- if only you knew that you could all along! You'll develop an unhealthy relationship to food and your body
It's not about the numbers. It's not about streamlining or looking "better" to a society that hates my body type. It's about being healthy. Looking at the health problems I have and trying to lessen them. It's about being energetic, having stamina, and not being tired.
I don't tell these stories to get people to feel sorry for me. I'm telling them because this is the standard of care for fat people, it seems. I'm by far not the only person who's been written off because of her weight.
Last summer I walked into Victoria's Secret in search of a new bra or two. It was the summer after my sophomore year in college
The reality is that we live in a world where 3, 5 and 7-year-olds are terrified of being branded as "fat." If that's not
America hates fat people. There, I said it. I'll say it again: America hates fat people. We make America feel uncomfortable. We require attention. You cannot ignore us as we walk down a street, or sit in our car, or dare to enter a mall.