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Each and Every One Of Us

The fatosphere has a problem.  Put simply, it’s too nice.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud to be part of the fatosphere, and I think amazing work is being done.  1,107 more words

The Lie of The Perfect Selfie: Why The Angles Don't Matter

I’m pretty sure that most of us have heard reference to “the angles” in some way shape or form. Ever since the long lost days of MySpace (the birthplace of the ‘selfie’ in my opinion) people have talked about (an berated people for using) the perfect angle from which to take a picture of yourself to make sure you look your best; and most of the time ‘your best’ means your thinnest. 683 more words

Body Acceptance

Reality Television - Modern Day Freak Shows

After 6 years of being a fat activist, there isn’t much that makes my jaw drop in astonishment any more.  I’ve seen every pathetic excuse for fat hate that is out there, trolls stopped being original about 5 and a half years ago, and you name the creepy, cheesy, fatphobic trope in media, I’ve seen it. 277 more words

Sunday links, 2/8/15

Blog note: I haven’t been doing Fatshion February posts for the past few days because I’ve been sick, booo. I’m hoping to be better, and back to daily outfit pictures, within the next day or two.  442 more words

Sunday Links

"Set Point Weight" Theory Never Made Me Happy

Standing next to that particularly dapper fellow- is me. Well, it was me, about 50 lbs ago. Like many Americans, my weight  problems started early and only got worse in a culture that never taught me anything about health. 666 more words

Conversations

The Realities of Fat Activism

It’s time I spoke up about a little something that’s going on in the fatosphere at the moment.  I don’t have a very big platform in the scheme of things, I do have a loyal group that stick around and are very supportive, and I’m forever thankful and honoured by that.  1,691 more words

Harassment and the Consequences of Visibility

“…The most dangerous time for a woman with online visibility is the point at which others are seen to be listening, “following”, “liking”, “favoriting”, retreating. In other words, the point at which her readers have (in the troll’s mind) “drunk the Koolaid”.

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Activism