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Why Is It So Hard For A Fat Person To Find A Comfortable Place To Sit In San Francisco?

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It’s important to recognize that tiny or unsupportive seats (no matter how beautiful) send a silent but powerful message about who has the right to sit down. This message has strong ripple effects for a community that is already facing quite a bit of discrimination.

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The Way Doctors Approach Body Weight Is Killing Women

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

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Take The Cake: A Fat Babe Donated Her Wardrobe to Goodwill & This Happened

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I finally left Goodwill with about 15 pieces and the sense that I had a new friend who donated her wardrobe. Fat intimacy and solidarity!

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Take The Cake: No One Gets To Tell You What Your Body Looks Like

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Affection or attention that relies upon body conformity is not love — it’s exploitation. I’m here to tell you once and for all: your body is yours.

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Take The Cake: These 8 Photos Of My Double Chin Helped Me Dump High-Angle Photos Forever

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I wanted the photos to record exactly how I looked and felt in those moments – double chin and all. I’d like to encourage you to take the leap!

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Take The Cake: Where Do You Feel Safe In Your Fat Body? 

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There are a lot of places where fat people don’t feel safe because of fatphobia. What does it feel like to feel safe in your fat body?

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The Fat Girl Gets The Boot: Dietland Is Canceled

Dietland is canceled. Insatiable will return. Because of course, it will.

Dietland is canceled. Yep the (apparently not popular enough) AMC show has received news that it won’t be renewed for a second season.

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Are Vacations Fat Friendly?

Are vacations fat friendly? It can be tiring for plus-sized people to continually have to prove that they are worthy of excitement and adventure.

Are vacations fat friendly? It can be tiring for plus-sized people to continually have to prove that they are worthy of excitement and adventure.

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Is It Because I'm Fat? How Internalized Shame Impacts Intimacy

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me.

I still went to the painful place of being fat-shamed and decided that was why he had refused to kiss me. The pain never fully went away.

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I'm Not "Thicc" — I'm Fat

The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term because it had no implications of health, or "ugliness," as fat does.

I learned that the term “thicc” was fatphobic early in its rise. The hypersexualization of bigger bodies rested on this term.

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