One of my favorite ways to get to know someone is to find out what their weirdest, most out-of-the-blue, most inane trigger for Big Anger is. My husband's is chicken and waffles; he finds the combination of a sweet breakfast item with a savory non-breakfast item simply unbearable and there mere sight of chicken and … Continue reading The Minnesota Starvation Experiment, Ancel Keys & Why Science Won’t Save Us
Sometimes a book, movie, or piece of art enters the public consciousness to such a degree that you feel like you know what it's all about, even if you haven't actually read it or seen it. I had this experience when I visited The Art Institute of Chicago for the first time last summer. It … Continue reading Book Review: Fearing the Black Body – The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings
I used to work for this nonprofit organization. We were a big org that was focused on animal welfare. Like many organizations in this field, our office was blindingly white. There were probably less than 5 non-white people who roamed our labyrinthine hallways, and any given white staffer could easily rattle off their names. In … Continue reading Activism and Obedience
When I ditched diet culture and started practicing Intuitive Eating (IE) a few years ago, I would have guessed that my biggest challenge would come in the form of a dessert buffet or magnificent, bottomless bowl of pasta. Little did I know that "honoring my fullness" with a plate of cacio e pepe made of my hopes … Continue reading Eating Intuitively While Working Remotely
I've written a lot of words about a lot of topics on this blog, but the post I get the most mileage out of is always a surprise to me. It's my blog on my trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando. It consistently gets traffic and comments. And honestly, guys? It's probably the post I … Continue reading Traveling While Fat: Disney World vs. Universal Studios
I have a confession to make. It's shameful and I hesitate to put it out there on the internet where it will be saved in perpetuity, but it must be done. I fucking love TLC's "90 Day Fiancé." In general, I am not a fan of "guilty pleasures," because life is short and you should … Continue reading Hot, Heavy, and Stupid: TLC’s Bad New Show & Our Pathological Hatred of Fat People
A lot of people seem to be under the impression that fat people don't work, but we do. We're part of the workforce, we're part of the economy, and we are productive members of society. We can also face a crushing degree of fatphobia in the workplace.
A few months ago, I finally started following someone on Instagram that the Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating (IE) crowds had been recommending to me for as long as I could remember. At the same time, I followed another account that came highly recommended by a few fat activists I admire. Very … Continue reading 5 Questions for Thin People with Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating Brands
Fat people like food! Include us in your restaurant's business plan and make lots of money!
Help! My friend is having weight loss surgery, how do I deal with this?!