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I say — fuck the high road. Image: Virgie Tovar.

Take The Cake: An Open Letter To The Woman Who Gave Me Stink Eye For My VBO

If you asked me to guess what was going through her head, I would say she was in shock that a fat lady would wear a tight skirt, belly in full sight Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.2.16   |   SHARE
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What if we acted like everything we want is totally normal, like we’re entitled to it...? Image: Alisa Anton/Unsplash

Take The Cake: We Made A Pact To Become Powerful Women

[CN: fatphobia] I tell her I have an idea. She loves my ideas, my schemes, our witchcraft. We talk about feeling crazy, because that’s what the Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.19.16   |   SHARE
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I found that de-centering my breasts from my daily routine changed me. And it kind of changed the way I do gender. Image: Virgie Tovar.

Take The Cake: Cleavage vs. Fatphobia

I saw my boobs as a way to get me into the secret world of feminine desirability, so I played them like they were my winning hand. I created an Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.12.16   |   SHARE
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Before this trip, when I thought “Vienna,” I didn't think “plus-size paradise.” But holy shit. Image: Virgie Tovar.

Take The Cake: Fat Babes In Vienna

My favorite thing about this trip was that I spent my time in Vienna with fat feminists by my side every single day.... Occasionally, our bellies Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.5.16   |   SHARE
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I want more memoirs by fat women of color that chronicle the complexity of our relationships to food, family, and culture.

Take The Cake: Roxane Gay Kinda Isn't My Idea Of A Shero

My problem is that somehow Hunger will be considered part of a conversation on changing the way we think of fat women when in fact it isn’t. I think Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.28.16   |   SHARE
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You look into the chocolate long enough and the chocolate looks back, girl. Image: supplied.

Take The Cake: Saint Mary Of The Chocolates

Jacob (boyfriend) lives walking distance to a See’s Candies. This means that half the week I live walking distance to a See’s Candies — which, if you Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.21.16   |   SHARE
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