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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

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It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or playing nice. We dedicate a lot of time to being conscientious citizens.

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Take The Cake: Diets Don't Work (But They Do Give People These 4 Things)

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Dieting is a socially sanctioned method of mentally high-tailing out of whatever is going on and keeping you entirely in your head, laser-focused on your next bite, your scale, your plate.

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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: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

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A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true!

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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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TakeThe Cake: 9 Body Positive Resolutions For 2019 

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Take The Cake: Is ‘Dieting’ Really Disordered Eating?

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It’s taken me a long time to write about this topic because I’m not an eating disorder specialist or clinician.

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Take The Cake: A Fat Babe Donated Her Wardrobe to Goodwill & This Happened

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I finally left Goodwill with about 15 pieces and the sense that I had a new friend who donated her wardrobe. Fat intimacy and solidarity!

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Take The Cake: No One Gets To Tell You What Your Body Looks Like

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Affection or attention that relies upon body conformity is not love — it’s exploitation. I’m here to tell you once and for all: your body is yours.

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