internalized fatphobia

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The Exploitative Mess Of "Mama June: From Not To Hot"

Mama June does not deserve to be stripped of her humanity so WeTv can have another hit program. Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
Culture

"Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels"?

I talked to you about the scale last week. It’s a tool I’ve proven that I will use to punish myself. I said I wouldn’t weigh myself. I said numbers Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.25.16   |   SHARE
Even at a month shy of 15, even as a model, even as a young girl who adorned the floor-to-ceiling window of a studio in the center of town, I hated my body. Image: Joni Edelman.

I Thought I Was Fat. Didn't We All?

It doesn’t get any more difficult to insult ourselves, regardless of how old we are. It would be ideal if it got easier to respect ourselves, but it Read...
Joni Edelman    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
Bodies
I gloried in the horizontal stripes and favored tops with cute little empire ties to emphasize my shape. I sought a “visible belly outline” everywhere I went. Image: Thinkstock.

How Pregnancy Gave Me A Positive Body Image

If I was lucky, I would find an outfit that properly hid my figure such that I looked pretty OK. It was always my body that failed the test, never Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   07.15.16   |   SHARE
BodiesFamilies
I’m fat in my wedding photos, and I also look damn good. Image: The Clovers.

The Summer I Got Fat: A Love Story

I had always considered myself to be extremely body positive. I loved my body! I had several close friends who were fat activists, and I was working Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.13.16   |   SHARE
BodiesSex + Love