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Chronic illness and fatness can interact in ways that exacerbate both the ableism and fatphobia we experience.

What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

As a sick person, sometimes even well-meaning people say and do things that are frustrating. Here's what your sick fat friend wants you to know. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
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Maybe your own parents didn’t talk to you about sex, and that instilled shame in you. But that shame isn’t yours to pass on to your children.

Parents, Please Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Talking about sex may make you uncomfortable, but so would having children who grow up in ignorance and fear. Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.6.18   |   SHARE
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When the formerly fat spoke of their hardships, I didn’t take them seriously.

Are Formerly Fat People More Fatphobic Than Other People?     

When the formerly fat spoke of their hardships, I didn’t take them seriously. I thought that without the problem of weight, their lives must be Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   01.5.18   |   SHARE
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Talking to your kids about consent is important at any age.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent (At Any Age)

Wondering how to talk to your kids about consent? It's not hard as you’d think — the conversation changes over the years, but it’s all the same Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
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I had to change my relationship with food.

How Breaking My Jaw Changed My Relationship With Food

It was impossible to binge — not being able to chew took away much of the enjoyment. I had to change my relationship with food. Read...
Danielle Harrison    |   11.20.17   |   SHARE
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Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be incredibly stressful, so it's also vital that you have your own support structuring in place.

Can You Brie There For Me?: Polyamory & My Eating Disorder

I didn't tell them there were four individuals in the rapidly sinking ship that was our polyamory relationship: myself, him, her, and my eating Read...
Emmeline Peaches    |   10.25.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: That Time I Went To Adult Fat Camp

I just spent the weekend at adult fat camp — admittedly, a very different kind of fat camp than I used to dream about all those years ago. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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This is my story of growing up in a fatphobic household.

Growing Up In A Fatphobic Household

I grew up in a fatphobic household — one that was created by my mother’s fear of getting and staying fat. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
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