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You Don’t Get a Cookie for Wanting to Tap This

If you've been paying attention over the past few days, you may have seen a viral post going around by a man talking about his wife's body. I'm not going to link to it, but the basic gist is that she's a little curvy and he still manages to love her any ...

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Life Gets in the Way

In the time since I last posted, a lot has happened. Or, at least, enough has happened that it hijacked my brain and made things like blogging seem impossible. Mainly, my wonderful new apartment has turned out to be not-so-wonderful. See, not too lon ...

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Stop Comparing Fatness to Smoking

I was on Facebook recently and made the mistake of reading comments on a post relating to fat. I know, when will I learn? GIF from Swear Trek One that struck me was along the lines of “what’s next, we’re gonna write about smoking acceptance?” Insert f ...

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You Don’t Need to Be Changing to Demand Respect

More and more often, we’ve been seeing pieces written by individuals who are calling out bigots for their horrible words or actions. This is great, but all too often the ones aimed at fat-shaming include some caveat about how the author has lost weight, i ...

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I Don’t Care If You’re Healthy

I’m sure that headline would be fodder for the haters, if this were a popular enough blog to have them. But it’s true. I don’t care how healthy you are. Why? Because it makes no difference in deciding whether you deserve to be treated humanely or not. ...

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What if I Lose Weight By Accident?

This is something I’ve thought about a lot. As someone who has some medical conditions that lead to weight gain, I’ve often wondered, if in the process of treating these issues, my weight changes, specifically if I lose weight, what will that mean? Does t ...

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How Can Thin People Be Good Fat Allies?

It's a question you see a lot: How can someone who is thin be a good ally to fat people? There are a few basic things you can do, some easier than others. Start With Yourself Stop engaging in diet talk, body hatred, food moralizing, and so on. Stop tel ...

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Can a Fat Girl Get Some Cute Patterns Please?

I shouldn't be surprised that off-the-rack clothes and crafting patterns have a lot of the same problems. Being fat (if you take issue with that word, please see where I already addressed that), I am quite often excluded from clothing choices. Most of my ...

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What is “Millennial Pink,” and Why Do I Care?

Apparently my generation has its own shade of pink. I didn't know this until recently, when I read about it in The Cut. They say it "refuses to go away," but that was the first time I'd heard about it. Millennial Pink is a shade somewhere between past ...