Tag Archives: Prejudice & Mockery

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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Yay for Lesley Kinzel, taking fat acceptance mainstream

I totally have a project due tomorrow (oh grad school, I love you, but I’m exhausted and can’t wait for May when you’ll be over), and shouldn’t be writing this post, but whatever–this is important stuff! Lesley Kinzel’s blog was … 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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Holidays and Family

So I survived Thanksgiving with my family, and am actually feeling quite good about the time spent and experience I had, although I was admittedly only with family for just under 24 hours, when usually I stay at least two … 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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When even the nicest laugh at fat

Today I overheard that one of the nicest people I know has an iphone app that transforms photos of people into fat versions of themselves.  I’m not surprised that that app exists; it just gets to me that this woman … Continue reading

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