I’m not a passenger. I’m a burden and a problem to solve, like an overstuffed suitcase.
Three flights in eight days have been diverted because of passenger battles over reclining seats. Because flying is normally such a pleasant and relaxing experience?

Sep 4, 2014 at 9:00am | 523 comments

Can we all agree to make the friendly skies a completely burger-free zone?
flying while fat
Hi there. I'm the sick person with whom you have the distinct privilege of sharing an airplane. Nice to meet you.
She was gorgeous, while I clearly looked a mess.
You are what you wear. More specifically -- you are what other people decide you are based on what you wear.
I will SOB. There will be tears, hiccoughs, snot, and the jagged barely-caught breaths of a woman in great pain.
I realized that if I wanted to make my time in the airport as easy and cheap as possible, I needed to get my act together and learn how to pack a carry-on like an adult.
civil liberties
I’m not going to be party to any “security” that in actuality is based on nothing more than institutionalized bigotry and acculturated fears.
Everything about the flying in an airplane experience horrifies me.

Jan 15, 2013 at 1:30pm | 62 comments

air travel
I love to fly, and I want everyone else to love flying as much as I do! Between making new friends, the overpriced gluttonous food courts, and observation decks, air travel is awesome.
your weekly organasm
Lately, I’ve been developing the skills to pack my travel bags with maximum efficiency.
We know, arguing that airport security is racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. is hardly anything new.
Peachy wants to look successful and happy and unwrinkly when she arrives at her destination. Who can blame her?
It's super easy to feel like a target, to try to minimize ourselves to prevent anything bad from happening when we, as fat people, have to or choose to fly. But I do want to present an alternate example.

Dec 15, 2011 at 11:00am | 0 comments