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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 ...

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My Favorite Instagrams for Yoga Inspo

There are a ton of yoga Instagrams out there, but so few meet my needs. I'm not inspired by people who look nothing like me. And there are so many accounts by thin yogis. Far fewer are from people who are fat and happy, who do yoga for the way it makes t ...

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Why I Don’t Take Commissions on My Knitting

It’s inevitable: as soon as word gets out amongst your friends and family, people are going to start asking you to knit things for them, either as gifts or commissions. Some people are perfectly reasonable about it, and ask politely while offering to p ...

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Why I Want to Teach Yoga

I decided recently that I want to get my 200 hour yoga teacher certification. This is a huge undertaking, with a lot of invested time and money, so you might wonder WHY on earth I would want to put myself through that? What makes me want to teach yoga? ...

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What is Bio-Synthetic Yarn?

In my brief foray into knitting store employment (don't ask), I often had to field questions about the fiber content of yarns. Most of the time, this was simple, as many of them were your standard fibers like wool, cotton, cashmere, or alpaca. But there w ...