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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.15.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Diets Don't Work (But They Do Give People These 4 Things)

Dieting is a socially sanctioned method of mentally high-tailing out of whatever is going on and keeping you entirely in your head, laser-focused on Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.28.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.21.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: My #FatAtFashionWeek Diary

When it comes to plus-size fashion, we’re all outsiders to this world — a world that makes amazing garments in our size and welcomes us with open Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.14.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true! The ideas of “fat pride” and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.24.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: The BoPo-Washing Of Weight Watchers (& The Weight Loss Industry)

How does a weight loss company sell weight loss products to people who don’t want to be fat but also don’t want to say they don’t want to be fat or Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.10.19   |   SHARE
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TakeThe Cake: 9 Body Positive Resolutions For 2019 

Resolution season is rough for many of us. Most goal-setting relies upon self-defeating and depleting aspirations, like assimilation into problematic Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.27.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Is ‘Dieting’ Really Disordered Eating?

It’s taken me a long time to write about this topic because I’m not an eating disorder specialist or clinician. Beside that, I have long considered “ Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.20.18   |   SHARE