BIO

Meet Jes Baker — a fiery body advocate, fat model, mental health professional, self-love enthusiast, professional rabble-rouser, crazy cat lady, Tedx speaker,  frreal book author, feminist, and total pain in the ass.

She's super friendly (even though the above picture says otherwise), swears a lot, and thinks it's really weird to talk about herself in third person.
 

Jes Baker's Articles

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If You Want To Talk About Physical Health, We’re Probably Going To Talk About Mental Health First

If you want to talk to me about health, it’s essential that you know that we’re probably going to talk about mental health first.
Jes Baker    |   09.5.18 8am   |   SHARE
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Why Our Current Political Issues Have Everything To Do With Body Positivity 

This article originally appeared on The Militant Baker and has been republished with permission.  While... Read...
Jes Baker of The Militant Baker    |   12.22.16 10am   |   SHARE
Fuck society's standards, my friend. Image: Jes Baker.

So I've Gained Weight. SO WHAT?

REAL TALK — my body is going to keep changing for the rest of my life. If it's not weight gain, it will be aging. If not aging, it could be an illness. If not an illness, it could be any number of... Read...
Jes Baker    |   06.1.16 12am   |   SHARE
Diversity for the win!

20 Diverse, Body Positive Books For Kids That You Def Need

The human brain is so easily conditioned and, without a word being spoken, the simple elimination of everything except for the “perfect body” in any form of media is enough to instill belief in our... Read...
Jes Baker    |   02.25.16 12am   |   SHARE

Suggestions For Your Next "HOLY EFF THIS SUCKS SO HARD" Body Image Day

I'm pretty open about the fact that I often have "bad body days" (and even mentioned it in this article) because I never want you to assume that body activists have it all figured out/never feel the... Read...
Jes Baker    |   10.26.15 12am   |   SHARE

Tips For Flying While Fat

I’ve compiled the BEST ways that I have found to ease the discomfort (physical and emotional) of flying while fat in hopes that you feel free to travel.
Jes Baker    |   09.17.15 12am   |   SHARE

You Are Not Alone: For the Next Time You Find Yourself in Crisis

One of the most terrifying feelings this concept can bring up is “What if I’m all alone?” or “What if I don’t have any support?” My dear friend, let me tell you something: you’re never truly alone.... Read...
Jes Baker    |   09.11.15 12am   |   SHARE

Homeschool Kids Turned Awesome Adults (AKA: We Aren't Weirdos)

Having the ability to homeschool your children is a gift wrapped in a ribbon of privilege with a bow of opportunity on top. There is no need to pretend like this isn’t the case, and while we... Read...
Jes Baker    |   09.10.15 12am   |   SHARE

We Need To Start Letting People Define Their Body Without Refuting Their Truth

The moral of these stories? #1: Let's start letting others define their bodies without feeling the need to challenge them.
Jes Baker    |   09.4.15 12am   |   SHARE

7 Men To Follow In The Body Positive Movement

Mainstream capitalization on male body image issues may be “new” in comparison to the historical obsession with policing women’s bodies, but I would have to say that it’s just as important.
Jes Baker    |   09.2.15 12am   |   SHARE