Jes Baker

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 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.

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Jes Baker, The Militant Baker.

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.

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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 effects of our fucked up society. We do. And we do hard.

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Fat Shaming DOES Inspire Me

So yes, I’m fat now. But you know what else? I’m happy. Succesful. Fulfilled. On a career path that makes me feel whole. In a relationship that feels like it’s a dream. Mentally balanced in a way I’ve never experienced before, and no one gets to take this away from me by demanding I change my body for their comfort. I’m no longer willing to sacrifice my happiness for someone else’s approval.

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crisis prevention.

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. You’re not alone in your experiences, many of us are there fighting the same battles.

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"I still have so much to learn."

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 sometimes struggled to make ends meet, my mom was still able to stay home and educate us.

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Jes Baker herself.

Body Hate On The Internet: Some Coping Skills

Every once in a while, a brand new "body hate site" (a page dedicated to cruel commentary and bullying of a specific body demographic — often but not always fat bodies) will pop up in all its blazing glory and, well . . . the understandable horror is contagious.

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Jes Baker, The Militant Baker. Flying while fat.

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.

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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 things that will cause inevitable change in which I will be required to learn to love the change.

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Image: Rob Reeves

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.

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