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Fat Identities: The Elephant in the Jungle versus The Elephant in the Room

I have been in Thailand for about five weeks now and during this time I have been called big, fat and heavy more times than I can count.  1,208 more words

Body Positivity

fat girl

Fat Girl; A True Story is the title of one of the most important books I’ve ever read, a memoir by writer Judith Moore. I think what struck me the most was her honesty and her daring to truly be herself in delivering her story of a heartbreakingly difficult childhood and a not so easy life as an adult who was overweight. 659 more words

Body Image

Changing From The Inside Out

Last two weeks’ meeting topics have been all about changing yourself on the inside, and it really struck home. Change is a big theme in my life right now, and as I’m losing the weight (4 pounds this week!), I’m also working on my inner self. 452 more words

Obesity stigmatisation and coping

This is an incredibly interesting and in depth report on the effects stigmatisation can have on obese people’s mental health.

It deals with a wide range of issues, from social stigma to causation to consequences. 22 more words


A little bit of background...

Personal facts about me and this blog:

- My name is Jodi.  I am a happily married 32 year old woman living in Chicago.  My husband is amazing, and we share our lives with two feisty tuxedo cats: Baxter and Higgins. 1,103 more words