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.
Let’s not start at the beginning. Let’s do this like one of those movies with 4 or 5 intersecting stories that are spliced together through clever film editing. You know, like Pulp Fiction or Shortcuts (is my age showing yet? Damn, that didn’t take long). We will have plenty of time to wander through my … More I’d rather be fat than depressed…