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You Don’t Owe Anyone Your Discomfort

If there's one thing that anti-fat discourse seems to all have in common, it's that fat people are expected to keep ourselves in a constant state of discomfort. Think about it. Fashion We're expected to wear things that fit specific ways, whet ...

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That Time I Was In a Childhood Weight Control Study

The fat positive corner of the internet has been pretty rightfully up in arms about a weight control study taking place in Australia. The research -- which is being conducted on adolescents -- involves extremely low caloric intake and intermittent fastin ...

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The Exhausting Double Standards of Bust Size

To introduce my thought on chest-related double standards, I'm going to show an image from the excellent Busty Girl Comics. This pretty perfectly illustrates what I would like to say here about the double standards that come out based on body type ...

Reflections On My First Dissertation Proposal Draft

Finally. I finished and sent in the first draft of my dissertation proposal. It was a lot of work, but I'm glad I've jumped that hurdle and I'm looking forward to what's next. Honestly, this is a hurdle I could hardly see myself jumping. It's been so l ...

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But Maybe I Don’t WANT to Look Smaller

Without a doubt, when you hear fashion advice, the number one goal will be to make yourself look smaller. They may mask it in other terms, like "flattering" or "longer and leaner," but the idea is the same: conceal any hint of fatness. Here's the deal ...

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Should I Cover My [Insert Body Part Here]?

The short answer: only cover up if you want to. This always bears repeating. Wear what you want and cover what you want, because you want to, not because someone else says you have to. (Obvious exception for work/school dress codes, but also let’s not ...