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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 ...

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When it Rains, it Pours, and Other Such Clichés

I swear, there is so much truth to the old cliche, "when it rains, it pours." Sometimes it feels like you're in a rut for a long time, and then when you make one change, others follow. For months I was toiling away pretty happily, doing my blogging work ...

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Blogging My Dissertation

I've been really trying to buckle down on my dissertation. It's been way too long and I've gotten very little done, so I think I need some accountability. So I'm going to post regular updates on this blog about my progress, aiming for weekly. I need so ...

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Rock a Minimalist Style at Any Size

Lately I've been really into sleek, minimalist style. The clean lines, sophisticated colors, and simple-yet-elegant cuts really speak to me, and I love how it looks effortless but still fashionable. The problem is, those looks are not often sold to plus s ...