An Open Letter to Thin People Who Feel Infringed on by Fat People on Airplanes

You don't know me, but I know you. I see you glance at me over your magazine or phone at the gate. You cast your gaze downward when I meet it. "I hope I don't get stuck next to her," I imagine you thinking as you go back to scrolling through your social media feed. … Continue reading An Open Letter to Thin People Who Feel Infringed on by Fat People on Airplanes

Requiem for a Weight Watcher

This week, Weight Watchers CEO Mindy Grossman announced that the company was dropping weight -- literally, they're not Weight Watchers anymore. They're WW. And they're not a diet, you see. They're about¬†wellness. They even partnered with a mindfulness and medication app. Their new tagline is, "Wellness that works." Do they still offer weight loss through … Continue reading Requiem for a Weight Watcher

Thinness, Happiness, and the Problem of Unchecked Thin Privilege

I was browsing Instagram recently and saw this post from Isabel Foxen Duke's 'gram: I sat with this for a minute. I thought about it. I closed Instagram. I wanted to comment, but I also wanted to¬†think about why this post was so immediately troubling to me. I needed to gather my thoughts. And here … Continue reading Thinness, Happiness, and the Problem of Unchecked Thin Privilege

Thoughts About Self Magazine’s Bo-Po Reckoning

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