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Take The Cake: Diets Don't Work (But They Do Give People These 4 Things)

Dieting is a socially sanctioned method of mentally high-tailing out of whatever is going on and keeping you entirely in your head, laser-focused on your next bite, your scale, your plate.

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 These different messages lead one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

Linking BMI To Sexual Orientation Ignores A Bigger Health Threat — Homophobia

The study leads one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

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Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious.

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Take The Cake: My #FatAtFashionWeek Diary

When it comes to plus-size fashion, we’re all outsiders to this world — a world that makes amazing garments in our size and welcomes us with open arms full of bubbly water and tiny cakes.

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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being forced every, single day to navigate fatphobia while attempting to keep their dignity, heart, and spirit intact.

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Take The Cake: Reframing Jealousy

Jealousy is such an interesting thing to me. As immediate and intense as it feels when it hits, it has always struck me as a secondary — a smokescreen for something else.

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The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach.

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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true!

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