fat
New research looks at the connections between obesity and economics, and big surprise, it turns out things are more complicated than just "personal responsibility" and "eating too much."
swimsuits
None of us is bulletproof. We all have our private moments of body shame. What made this effort meaningful is the fact that we pushed through all those anxieties to do it.
fat acceptance
Sometimes a shallow and facile understanding of a complex movement is just fine. And sometimes you need to spend some more time on Wikipedia reading up.
fat
body politics
Heather my love, there's a new unreasonable idealized beauty standard in town.
fat
This wasn't written about me (so far as I know). But as someone who's received a lot of this type of workout "encouragement" over the years, I have a response anyway.
body politics
fat
No matter what I do, or how mindful I am about my eating and exercise habits (without pushing myself into unhealthy habits), the numbers keep crawling upward.
in

Sep 2, 2013 at 3:00pm | 396 comments

body politics
Maybe I’ve personally reached a point where, forced to choose, I prefer rudeness to disingenuousness -- although I’d really prefer neither. At least when someone calls me a fatass, it’s sincere.
in

Jun 5, 2014 at 11:00am | 385 comments

body politics
size
weight
Oh, were you feeling good about yourself for a minute there? The world can fix that for you.
fashion
Just more evidence that fashion doesn’t know what to do with fat women, except to deploy them to tick some vague box marked “diversity.”
fat
Fat folks can't always know why people are glaring at us, but it's tough not to assume the worst.
fat
What follows is a slightly tidied-up version of my internal monologue upon reading about this in the news.
weight loss
Remarking on someone’s weight loss is a bad conversation starter, period.
flying while fat
What's the difference between ME and a giant sack of donuts representing my equivalent weight? Not much, it turns out.
plus size
I see more and more people recoiling from the term "plus size" like it's a total slam. What's up with that?
fat
“Nobody wants to see that,” says every insulting commenter ever.
doctors
OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.
fatkini
fat
No one ever said to me, "Hey, I’m sorry I contributed to the development of a powerful self-loathing for basically all of your most formative years, which you would then have to spend the next decade unpacking!" No one ever acknowledged that this was a bad idea.