fat
Creating a one-minute declaration of self-love forced me to be vulnerable. I cried after I read my poem aloud for the first time. I cried even more after I edited all the footage.
in

Jun 16, 2014 at 9:00am | 48 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

fat
“Nobody wants to see that,” says every insulting commenter ever.
fat
I shall not live in fear of pastel colors.
in

May 20, 2014 at 4:00pm | 140 comments

health
Health is a resource for living, a social good that should be accessible to us all -- not a status symbol available only to an elite few.
fat
All of the risks, combined with the fact that I could just end up fat again, have completely taken weight loss surgery off the table for me. And don’t think I haven’t strongly considered it before.
fat
"If you eat the equivalent of one Life Saver, only 10 calories, over your body’s caloric needs every day, you’ll have gained a pound by the end of a year."
in

May 2, 2014 at 1:30pm | 73 comments

fat acceptance
The following day he posted my address and the addresses and phone numbers of my husband’s business, my family members and all the interviewees in our film on a site called pastebin.
body politics
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.
food
The FDA is proposing some controversial changes to that familiar "nutrition facts" label, like accounting for the fact that NO ONE eats just a half-cup of ice cream. Are you into it?
in

Mar 28, 2014 at 3:00pm | 155 comments

fat
I feel certain that my doctor did not prescribe me Topamax for its possible weight loss side effects, but that small mention stuck with me as the hardest to process, because it comes with the most baggage.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 3:00pm | 230 comments

fat
dear kates
I was skeptical when I saw the size chart and the price tag. (But then I got 25% off.)
fat
Fat women of color, women with guts, women with flat butts or flat chests, women with double chins -- these women are rarely represented by anyone, still.
in

Feb 24, 2014 at 3:00pm | 179 comments

healthy
I filmed myself and put the videos on YouTube in a series called “A Fat Girl Dancing.” Suddenly, one of my videos went viral and my inbox exploded.
obesity panic
Surprise, the media coverage of a new obesity study is misleading and inaccurate and I'm explaining why.
in

Feb 14, 2014 at 12:00pm | 144 comments

television
Note to the producers of "Archer": Put Pam Poovey back, or so help me I will come drown you one by one in a bathtub of green Russians.
fat
Be warned, this post is about fat-shaming and weight loss, and it includes specific discussions about weight. (On the other hand, read on if you've been dying to know how much I weigh.)
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
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."
current tv