fat positive

Why Is It So Hard For A Fat Person To Find A Comfortable Place To Sit In San Francisco?

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It’s important to recognize that tiny or unsupportive seats (no matter how beautiful) send a silent but powerful message about who has the right to sit down. This message has strong ripple effects for a community that is already facing quite a bit of discrimination.

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Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

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Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious.

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Take The Cake: My #FatAtFashionWeek Diary

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When it comes to plus-size fashion, we’re all outsiders to this world — a world that makes amazing garments in our size and welcomes us with open arms full of bubbly water and tiny cakes.

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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

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2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being forced every, single day to navigate fatphobia while attempting to keep their dignity, heart, and spirit intact.

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Take The Cake: Is Dumplin’ About Self-Acceptance Or Assimilation?

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Take The Cake: The BoPo-Washing Of Weight Watchers (& The Weight Loss Industry)

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How does a weight loss company sell weight loss products to people who don’t want to be fat but also don’t want to say they don’t want to be fat or identify as being on a diet? This question lives at the heart of what I’m going to call “BoPo-washing.” BoPo-washing is the new paradigm of companies using weight-neutral or body positive language in order to peddle products.

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Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

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Take The Cake: Love Letter To The Fat Babe At The Club

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I hadn't been to a club like this one — the kind full of straight men who are probably homophobic and at least a little coercive, who smell like Old Spice deodorant and have enough disposable income to keep an open tab (the kind of men I'd been taught were "a catch") — for a very, very long time. I tried to remember exactly how long. A decade? More?

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I’m Perfectly Happy Being Fat. Stop Making It Your Issue.

I'm happy being fat.

I’m very aware of the fact that I’m fat — trust me. I’ve had this body for longer than you’ve been familiar with it.

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Is It Because I'm Fat? How Internalized Shame Impacts Intimacy

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me.

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me. The pain never fully went away.

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