Since I published a post on the issue of flying on aeroplanes while fat in January, there has been a steady stream of essays flooding my inbox. It's slowed a little bit, thankfully, since that first day when my inbox had literally hundreds of comment notifications overnight. But at least once every few days, I … Continue reading A Note to the Fledgling Essayists in My Comments Section
I've had a rough few months. Since August, I've been working pretty much nonstop. And when I say nonstop, I mean that I've had several days where I have been online working for 24 hours or more. This has been a year where I've been stretching professionally, managing more than I ever have. And it's … Continue reading Traveling While Fat: Walt Disney World for Fat Folks
There has been a lot of talk about Netflix's show Insatiable online lately, including a petition to stop it from airing. And it's not hard to see why. Watch this train wreck for yourself: The story is straight out of the 80s: Patty is a sad fatty who apparently has no identity outside of being sad … Continue reading The Trouble with Fat Suits
I've seen a lot of chatter online about Self Magazine's latest online issue, with Tess Holliday on the cover. And for good reason: The interview with Tess Holliday is awesome The essay by Lindy West, edited by Ijeoma Oluo, is awesome The essay by Jes Baker is awesome The inclusion of more bodies, voices and … Continue reading Thoughts About Self Magazine’s Bo-Po Reckoning
A tribute to Anthony Bourdain and how he helped free my from a fear of food and hunger.
I've been hearing about Dietland on AMC for months now. This mainly speaks to how large and powerful the "body positive" movement has become on social media: influencers have been promoting this show, starring Joy Nash of "A Fat Rant," with genuine excitement about a show tackling the beauty myth with a real, actual fat … Continue reading Dietland on AMC: A Review
I've been following Jes Baker and her blog, The Militant Baker, for a few years now. She was one of the first "body positive" personalities I was exposed to. And, in a lot of ways, embodied a lot of the things I love and hate about the body positive movement. At first, "activism via selfies" … Continue reading Landwhale by Jes Baker | Book Review