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Pretty Little Lies: Why I Loved the Fat Lady Episode of ‘Louie’

A lot of people had Thoughts and Feelings about the “So Did the Fat Lady” episode of Louie. Here’s the part that made me fist-pump the air and exclaim “yes!”. …

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Guest Post: On Being a Defiant Athlete

Editor’s Note: Shaunta is back! And this time she is sending a message to her younger self, about regrets and growing up, and also the difference between an athlete and …

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Guest Post: I am No One’s Good Fatty

Editor’s Note: Shaunta is back! And this time she explains why the expectation of being a “good fatty” is hurtful and unproductive. Right on! *** When I first started writing …

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Feminism

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: My Past

[Content Notice: body image, weight] The cruelty regarding my weight started when I was very young and only got worse as I got older. It seemed to me that social …

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Feminism

Weight Stigma: Yes, It’s a Thing

[Content Notice: weight loss, weight and body issues] As I found from various awesome folks I follow, this week is Weight Stigma Awareness Week; people are submitting their personal stories about …

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Feminism

How to Stop Patronizing Your Fat Friend: Self-Loathing Edition

Trigger Warning for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders So you’ve stopped making the political into the personal when it comes to your fat friend. That’s awesome! Thank you so …

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Feminism

How to Stop Patronizing Your Fat Friend: Fatphobia Edition

Trigger Warning for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders Ah, fat — that charged, overloaded, connotation-carrying word. There is a lot I could say about the word, but for the …

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