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Take The Cake: The Hardest Part Of Writing You Have The Right To Remain Fat

To many who have experienced the gruesome reality that is diet culture I know 'You Have The Right To Remain Fat' makes complete sense. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.16.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Joni Edelman and Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar’s New Book, "You Have The Right To Remain Fat," Has Arrived To Blow Your Mind

I kind of hate when people call things “small but mighty,” but dang it if that isn’t the most apt description of Virgie Tovar’s new book Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.14.18   |   SHARE
Culture
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Take The Cake: Do Smaller Fat People Have Privilege?

I came to realize that even though I was certainly a bona fide member, that some fat people were far more acutely marginalized than me. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.9.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 7 Tips For Medical Self-Advocacy As A Fat Person

Humane, proper medical care should be something all people — regardless of status — have access to. Here are tips for medical self-advocacy for fat Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.2.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 3 Reasons I Don’t Use The Word “Bully”

The word “bully” makes us think we’re talking about a tiny handful of anti-social individuals when in fact we’re talking about a group of people. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.12.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Do Fat People Face Too Much Pressure to Be Happy?​

I think there’s a special kind of burden placed on stigmatized people to pretend that everything is A-Okay. Would I be smiling if I was oppressed? Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.5.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Why I’m Boycotting “Chill”

“Chill” is, I think, a coded word that describes an environment where low expectations, low commitment, and zero accountability are considered normal. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.28.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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Take The Cake: Here’s A Blank Invoice For Your Fat Girl Emotional Labor 

Fat girl trauma, brown girl trauma, sexist trauma, class trauma. It’s time to start seeing our gifts, or handout an invoice for fat girl emotional Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.14.18   |   SHARE
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