Body Positive

“Fat activism is one of the few branches of social justice in which fellow activists seem to feel entitled to comment, degrade, harass, and otherwise police the bodies of their peers.” - Ashley Nell Tipton

In Defense Of Body Positive Fat People Who Lose Weight

Maintaining a “healthy” lifestyle can be difficult. Being a body positive fat person on a weight loss journey can be complicated!

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The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world!

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Natalie Hage's Step-By-Step Guide To Shutting Down Fat-Shamers

By merely standing up for herself and showing the world what that can look like, Hage became an everyday hero.

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Rock those short-shorts, no matter your size.

Take The Cake: Short Shorts + Jiggly Thighs Forever

I spent most of last week in a southern California heat wave.

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Take The Cake: Secret Relationships With Fat Women

When we both moved to San Francisco in our 20s, she moved to a wealthy neighborhood and I moved into a neighborhood where old men had phone sex on the pay phone at the laundromat. Our friendship threatened her world in a way that it didn’t mine. The people I knew had neither wealth to protect nor any desire to play at that game, and so their lives were inspired by a freedom I adored. The kind of freedom that allows you to talk about shitting and fucking over dinner.

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image credit: Lady Gaga via Instagram

Lady Gaga, The Super Bowl, And Half-Assed Body Positivity

Too often people claim that they are practicing Body Positivity when in fact they are perpetuating fatphobia and/or using healthism and ableism to justify sizeism.

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Throw every body-policing fashion rule you've heard out the window and buy yourself something gorgeous!

6 Reasons To Wait Until You Lose Weight To Buy New Clothes (And Why They're All Wrong)

Clothes can be altered. Clothes can be sold. Clothes can be swapped with friends. In the meantime, you have to get dressed every day, and you might as well love the clothes you have right now.

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Throw every body-policing fashion rule you've heard out the window and buy yourself something gorgeous!

6 Reasons To Wait Until You Lose Weight To Buy New Clothes (And Why They're All Wrong)

Clothes can be altered. Clothes can be sold. Clothes can be swapped with friends. In the meantime, you have to get dressed every day, and you might as well love the clothes you have right now.

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