Flying While Fat

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

The fat shaming game we play during the holidays.

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.

What every thin person knows, but won’t admit.

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.

Doctor, doctor. Can’t you see I’m burning?

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?

49 States Can Legally Discriminate Against You.

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.