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The privilege of ethical food

When I was 18 years old I was in a circumstance that left me with AUD$20 (approx US$15) every week as my grocery budget. My grocery list included a bag or two of plain dry pasta, a loaf of bread, a tub of margarine, and a carton of cage eggs. 942 more words

Classism

Winners - Online Registration for Fat Studies: Identity, Agency, Embodiment Conference

As promised, I’ve just drawn the two winners for the online registration for the Fat Studies: Identity, Agency, Embodiment conference!

I had 11 entries (one commenter asked not to be entered to the competition) and used an online random number generator to pick the two winners.  86 more words

Fat news through 4/21

Not as many items this week, and it’s the usual mix of good and bad news. Read on . . .

April 13, 2016: A study finds that fat children and teens eat less chocolate and other candy than their non-fat peers. 121 more words

Fat Activism

*Bonus Episode* MTP Presents - Heathers: The Podcast

In honour of Musical Theatre Productions London’s presentation of Heathers: The Musical, we’ve brought in an all-star team to talk about the 80’s cult classic teen movie that started it all,  158 more words

Podcasts

Fat news through 4/15

As always, thanks to Tante Terri for working with me on these. Let’s begin!

March 14, 2016: As more children have eating disorders, often triggered by school programs such as public weighing and BMI report cards, parents are fighting to stop these school programs, which have no proven benefits, in favor of those that focus on making all children healthier. 498 more words

Size Acceptance

Fat news through 4/4

March 2016: When given an assignment asking what BMI is and how to calculate it, an 8th grade student provides an answer that is amazing, enlightening, and can teach us all a lesson. 387 more words

Size Acceptance

Body Love

Recently I’ve been struggling a lot with body image, which is something that is hard for me to admit as I strive to always be a good fat positive activist. 799 more words

Living Abroad