Fat runs in my family. A couple of aunts, a cousin or two, and a few other family members are (or have been) a weight that society has deemed unacceptable. 834 more words
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Probably… I mean I love pizza.
My friend predicted what was going to happen on Wednesday night, how she knew before I did I’ll never know. 615 more words
In this post I want to build on Tracy Royce’s paper ‘The Shape of Abuse: Fat Oppression as a Form of Violence Against Women’ to bring attention to the ways in which fatphobia informs, intersects with and perpetuates rape myths and sexual violence against women. 760 more words
Originally written October 5, 2017
In researching for a document at work, I discovered NOLOSE, an organization devoted to queer, fat positivity. To quote their mission, “…fighting fat phobia is seen as integrally linked to other social justice issues such as…disability rights movements.” They also addressed other issues relating to the civil rights movement, queer activism, and feminism, but I’ve decided to articulate their intersection with disability rights in particular. 608 more words