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Friday Round-Up

The Friday Round-Up features quick reviews of recent reads. 

My Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught

I talked about Vaught’s great novel earlier this week… 173 more words


Fat Revolution

I’ve struggled for most of my life with my weight – for awhile with trying to lose weight, with thinking that I had to lose weight, and eventually with learning to love my body as it is, however it is. 141 more words


The Dangers of Social Media Activism: A Takedown of Everyday Feminism's Post

Recently, a few acquaintances of mine posted an essay from “Everyday Feminism” talking about the concepts of skinny-shaming and thin-privilege (link for anyone who wants to read http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/skinny-shaming-not-reverse-discrimination/). 1,801 more words


Complacency: My first meeting with "Shira"

Shira is the pseudonym for my eating disorder therapist.  I like Shira.  I’ve had groups with Shira before, and I know her pretty well.  But, it’s Monday, and I’m feeling rushed getting out of the house.   1,053 more words

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

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