Last week, I flew to NYC for work and was very excited to be able to visit such an amazing city, one that I haven’t been to in almost 20 years! But as many of my fat friends will attest, airplane travel can be an anxiety-inducing, fat-shaming, extremely vulnerable and sometimes painful experience. People who … More Flying While Fat
I knew going into the holiday season that there was going to be a fair amount of diet talk around. People feeling that they need to announce large disclaimers about “working off” that piece of pie, or being “bad” for drizzling gravy on top of their turkey, or the ever-present… oh my god, so many … More The fat shaming game we play during the holidays.
Then I started thinking about the fact that being vulnerable, for most people, is a choice. But for people who are fat and are shamed every day, they are forced to be vulnerable. … More Fat leadership is courageous leadership.
I’m going to talk about the P word, so saddle up. But first, a primer if you will. I think it’s important to be reminded of what it means to have privilege: To be clear, I have privilege. I am white, middle-class, straight, cis-gendered, educated, married, able-bodied, and employed. (I’m sure I’m missing some!) But … More What every thin person knows, but won’t admit.
I think most everyone could relate to going to see your doctor and feeling confused, scared, or even annoyed at something your doctor said or prescribed for you. In the age of WebMD and Dr. Google, I can imagine doctors get tired of people diagnosing themselves or arguing with them about the medication they want … More Doctor, doctor. Can’t you see I’m burning?
[ Warning: this post contains images that are fat-shaming in nature and may be triggering to some. ] It started when I was 8 years old. I was in the 3rd grade, fascinated with the introduction of science, art, and music, and was generally a very happy and curious kid. It was also when I … More The first diet is never the last.
When I first started diving into researching the various facets of fatphobia, weight bias, and weight discrimination, I literally choked on my gum when I read that weight discrimination was legal in the U.S. and that there is only one state that has minimal laws against it. ONE. Ummmm…WTF?! How is this possible? I’ll tell … More 49 States Can Legally Discriminate Against You.