Tag Archives: Fat

Hi Blog! A rambly return

Three months since I last posted!  There have been many times I’ve wanted to write something, but I’ve been so busy finishing up grad school (and all the things that come with that–important final projects, applying for jobs, considering moving, … Continue reading

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Diet Culture. Also: Thin Friends

A grandmotherly figure in my life (not an actual grandmother) once said that people tend to make friends with people of the same height.  I was a teenager at the time, and super idealistic (I’m still idealistic, but perhaps more … Continue reading

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How about “Tell Loved Ones You Respect Their Right to Take Care of Themselves”?

I read this terrifying article yesterday after some one linked to it on Twitter (via LinkedIn–I don’t follow this person on Twitter, and if LinkedIn weren’t more about professional connections than people-I-like-or-find-interesting, I wouldn’t be linked to him there either … Continue reading

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Clothing, Attractiveness, and Comfort

I recently looked over photos that others had taken of me on a trip we took two months ago, and I guess I hadn’t been to many other photo-worthy events recently, because it was the first look I’ve had at … Continue reading

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A Letter

The following is a draft of a theoretical “coming out as fat” letter I might send to people who know me. “Hi Family and Friends! I’m fat!  In case you haven’t seen me in a while and are still picturing … Continue reading

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Frozen

I’ve written about this in several other posts, but it just keeps happening!  Someone says something negative about fat, and I just mentally freeze and don’t know what to say!  And if I do say something, it’s not the right … Continue reading

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Sometimes I buy clothing that’s too big for me

Before getting into FA, I had never bought anything in a plus-size store.  This definitely exposes some of my previous privilege, because I didn’t have to buy plus-size clothing.  I could get by (however physically uncomfortably) without it.  I do … Continue reading

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