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A Personal (R)evolution Sparked by 'Dietland'

I read Sarai Walker’s Dietland earlier this summer, and even in the moment, I knew it had impacted me. But I didn’t realize how much. I wrote about some of these revelations in my… 929 more words


Cool Thing Roundup: TEDx, Publications, and Midwest Writers

I kind of thought that after I graduated, the writing and reading slumps I’d been in would magically dissolve. I’d have loads of free time since I was taking a break before the big job search. 714 more words


5 Life Lessons I Learned in My 20s, Thanks to 'My Mad Fat Diary'

It’s no exaggeration to say that My Mad Fat Diary is one of my absolute favorite shows to ever exist. The series is set in the 90s (in Britain – Lincolnshire, to be exact) and the music alone will leave you drowning in pleasant nostalgia, but what really made me fall in love is the painfully honest look at protagonist Rae’s life as a teenage girl struggling with body image issues and a mental illness. 1,069 more words


Fat Activism Is Not About Your Boner

I think I just got the most ridiculous email I have ever received in my life.  Here is a screen cap:

Here’s my open letter to Matt: 344 more words


Happy International No Diet Day! If you’re still a dieter, you can take this one day to stop dieting and focus on loving yourself. You can find a very short history of INDD here: … 25 more words

Size Acceptance

Do better, Lane Bryant

So a while ago (a few weeks?), Lane Bryant launched a new campaign for their Cachique lingerie called #I’mNoAngel.  It was a mess.  All of the women featured had very similar bodies, the kind of “acceptable fat” bodies that we’re accustomed to seeing.   166 more words


Theorizing the Web Day 2: here comes every body + h8 + lockscreen + algorithms + technologies and pathologies

The second day of Theorizing the Web was as intense as the first, and many of the presentations discussed potentially-distressing issues, including anti-fat prejudice, online harassment and abuse, police violence against people of colour, suicide, and transmisogyny. 3,145 more words