Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious.
I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach.
When I was 16 years old I took a hostess job at a breastaurant — one of those chain restaurants, like Hooters, known for large-breasted servers.
I was taught that weight loss was self-care, but then I did a bunch of research and realized dieting is actually the patriarchal destruction of my body.
Looking back upon the incredible plus-size trends and fashionistas in 2017, we were able to hone into some of the more ubiquitous trends.
Would you date a fat fetishist? It always feels complicated to answer this question, but I promise an honest one by the end of part two.
My boundaries around how people can talk to me about my body are very clear. I’d like to share with you four body boundary tips for a better holiday.
It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.
My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection.
I don’t have a so-called “unruly body,” as Gay calls it. Therefore, my body still plays by the societal rules and meets the expectations of what a woman “should” look like.