If you’ve ever avoided going to the doctor because you don’t want to be lectured about your weight, here’s the medical journal article print out and show them first to see if they’re willing to set aside preconceptions and actually do you some good. There’s a better way than weight-loss goals and a weight-based definition of health!
I’m afraid it’s a ranty one today, tumblr, and only tangentially related to my outfit. Four words: Linda Kelsey; Daily Fail. Yes, I know I’m more than a little fashionably late to this party and this piece has already inspired numerous scathing and satisfying take-downs….
by Marilyn Wann What a total delight last night to meet Jes Baker creator of The Militant Baker blog and founder of the Body Love Conference . (Next year in Tucson! In April.)
some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F
Would be even more awesome if it didn’t repeat the gluttony stereotype.
Dear Weight Bigot: Thanks for writing such a classic piece of hate-mongering this week! I appreciate that you took time away from your important work (telling readers of the Daily Mail whether older…
Oprah Magazine’s July issue quotes fat activist Marilyn Wann on a pull-out “Quotables” card.
I’m delighted to share an excerpt from a new anthology that makes an important contribution to the fat studies bookshelf, ” Queering Fat Embodiment ,” edited by Cat Pausé , Jackie Wykes and Samantha…
Right this minute, there is someone going through chemotherapy shopping at your grocery store, buying popsicles and ice cream to help their sore mouth, and worrying what the cashier is going to think.
There is someone on hemodialysis buying white bread instead of whole wheat, trying to keep their phosphorus levels reasonable between appointments and hoping for the best.
There is a person attending intensive outpatient treatment for their eating disorder who has been challenged by their therapist to buy a Frappuccino.
There are dietitians picking up a dozen different candy bars to eat with their clients, who feel ashamed and guilty about enjoying them.
There is someone who just doesn’t have it in them to cook right now, and this frozen pizza and canned soup will keep them going.
There are people recovering from chronic dieting and semi-starvation who are buying chocolate and chips at their deprived body’s insistence.
All around us are people listening to what their bodies need and attempting to make the best possible choice within a context of overwhelming food pressure. All of their choices are valid, and every single one of these foods is “real.”
I got my new bikini (fatkini) today!! I haven’t worn a bikini in ages!! At first I felt body conscious but I look damn good in my fatkini!!! 🍍🍍🍍🍍