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Halloween Costumes & The (Plus-Size?) Girl

Halloween Costumes & The (Plus-Size?) Girl

I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween, and Halloween costumes. OK, it’s mostly a hate-based relationship. I haven’t dressed up since I was ten and the few occasions where I have “worn a costume,” it’s been my making a half-assed attempt to be something where I could wear clothes I already owned (see: Bridget Jones […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fashion, Featured, Gender Politics & Feminism, Society & Culture18 Comments

How I stopped consuming (as much) media, and started loving myself

How I stopped consuming (as much) media, and started loving myself

Total honesty: I really like myself. Like, really! Just as I am. (cue Mr. Darcy moment, only by myself) I have some more weight to lose, but it’s becoming less and less important as I gain a better perspective on weight, health, fitness and my body, and just plain learn to love myself physically. I […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fat Identity, Fat in the Media, Featured2 Comments

Real women, real numbers: My Body Gallery

Real women, real numbers: My Body Gallery

Have you wondered if your body is “normal,” for your height? Or just generally been curious about what about women who are your height/weight look like? What you might look like at your goal weight? Enter My Body Gallery, a site where women upload pictures of their body, labeled with their real height and weight. […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fat Identity8 Comments

Fat people can have eating disorders, too

Fat people can have eating disorders, too

An additional, key takeaway from the recent article I posted about, which examines the morality assigned to certain body types & disorders, was that the media, and society at large, don’t believe that overweight/obese people can have eating disorders. This is due, in large part, to it being ingrained in our culture, via the “pulling […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fat Identity, Fat in the Media, Fat Shaming, Featured14 Comments

The “fat girl’s” manifesto

The “fat girl’s” manifesto

Two events recently took place, concurrently, which begged for some personal reflection so far as it concerns this blog, my “weight loss” and this journey. One blogger (*waves hello*) called me out for dispensing advice when I have, essentially, “lost only 15 pounds in thirteen years.” Dodgy maths aside, there’s that. On the same day, […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fat Identity, Featured, Gender Politics & Feminism5 Comments

Fat hate & body image – get ‘em young!

Fat hate & body image – get ‘em young!

In my guest post on All The Weigh last week (The Invisible [Horrible, Lazy, Unattractive] Fat Person), I talked about how pervasive fat hate — and self hate — is, and that it starts young. In one study, 9-year-old girls ascribed patently negative words to pictures of fat people, and positive words to pictures of […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fat Identity, Fat in the Media, Fat Shaming, Featured, Gender Politics & Feminism, In the News9 Comments

Setbacks, denials and… feeling good?

Setbacks, denials and… feeling good?

This is a strange week for me. You may have noticed that it’s been two weeks since I posted a weigh-in update. Last week, I didn’t go to Weight Watchers. This week I did. And I gained. This is going to sound monumentally stupid, but I just couldn’t bring myself to write a weekly weigh-in […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Featured, Weight Watchers11 Comments

Vlog: Get a better bra!

Vlog: Get a better bra!

I thought it might be fun to try v-logs. I’m super awkward, sound like Mandy Moore and wave my hands about a lot, but I think it’s a good first try! First topic: bras! Lately, I’ve been strutting around like I am Hot Stuff. No, it’s not because I’ve lost 15lbs. It’s because I have […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fashion, V-Logs7 Comments

Holy Bad Photo, Batman!

Holy Bad Photo, Batman!

You know that thing where you see a picture of yourself and can’t help but exclaim HOLY HELL, BATMAN, DO I LOOK FAT! Yeah. That happened to me this week. Same week, I also saw a photo that made me go “Yayes, I look awesomesauce.” Oh, what a difference a) angles and b) a positive […]

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Cinderella was a size zero

Cinderella was a size zero

An interesting story caught my eye this morning about a Michigan teenager who won the chance to wear a $25,000 Versace dress to her prom. The thing is, she didn’t win this contest by chance. She won because she was the only girl who fit into the dress. I’m not interesting in body-snarking a girl […]

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Posted in Body Issues, Fat Identity, Fat in the Media, In the News3 Comments


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