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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 ...

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Correlation/Causation (When It’s Convenient)

A while ago, news came out that eating processed meats (like bacon and sausage) is strongly linked to developing cancer. It doesn't cause it, but there's a correlation. My natural inclination at the time was to make a few mildly amusing vegetarian-frie ...

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My Fat Politics Have No Upper Limit

Here's an obnoxious trend I've noticed: Sometimes, when people talk about fat acceptance or body positivity, they will put a limit on their support. This is not OK. There's far too much "I'm all for fat acceptance, but..." or "body positivity is great ...

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4 Fitness Goals that Have Nothing to Do With Weight

The world seems to assume that if you're engaging in some kind of fitness activity, you are doing so because you want to lose weight. Obviously, this is not true, but it's the dominant belief nonetheless. But what if we changed the conversation? There ...

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I’m Not Trying Exercise, I’m Doing It

One of the times I’ve had trolls come after me was when I posted a picture of myself all sweaty and gross after a boxing class. It wasn’t the hateful bigots that bothered me, though. It was some of the people trying to “defend” me. While there were ple ...

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I Did a Headstand and I’m Really Proud of Myself

Last week I went to a yoga workshop focused on inversions, and with a lot of help, managed to get into a headstand. The class I attended was part of the Thick and Fit series, put on by Curve Appeal. I felt a lot more comfortable experimenting, trying, ...

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Rereading Dietland Ahead of the TV Show Release

The AMC series Dietland, based off the 2015 book of the same name, is set to premiere tonight. I decided to reread the book in advance of the TV debut. *This review may contain spoilers* The novel, written by Sarai Walker, follows Plum Kettle, a fat w ...

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Wow, That Carrot Fitness App is Super Fatphobic

I just saw a post on Facebook about a fitness app called Carrot. Thinking it might be something fun to try out, I headed on over to the App Store to look at it. It only took about 5 seconds to see it's extremely fatphobic. Full disclosure, I did not ...

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Canceling Brooklyn 99 Was A Terrible Idea, Fox

Fox announced yesterday that it was canceling Brooklyn 99 after five seasons, which is a huge mistake. I don't usually get obsessive over network sitcoms, but this is one that's both excellent and important. While I do have some issues with the way the ...