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Take The Cake: Thin People Aren't "Naturally" Superior To Fat People

Fat people, we do not have to acquiesce to our culture's normalization of hierarchy. We do not have to turn the other cheek. Joy does not come at the Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.26.17   |   SHARE
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The 3 Levels of Fatphobia are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional.

Take The Cake: The 3 Levels Of Fatphobia

The 3 Levels of Fatphobia are intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional. Yes, everyone is affected by fatphobia. But the follow-up question is Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
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Come for the fat girls and the internet will smack you down!

Come For The Fat Girls, Get No Girls At All

As a fat woman on the internet I know, “Don’t read the comments. Never, ever read the comments.” But this time was different and it was awesome! Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   09.26.17   |   SHARE
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He does not deserve praise for loving me despite my fat.

My Husband Does Not Get An Award For Loving Me Despite My Fat

If your partner does not love you because you are fat, that has nothing to do with your fat and everything to do with them being an ass. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.21.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Join me and free your arm fat!

Take The Cake: 4 Reasons To Free Your Arm Fat

This year has been a real paradigm shift year for my arm fat, and I’d like to offer you 4 reasons to join me in public wobbly ecstasy: free your arm Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.20.17   |   SHARE
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While "body positivity" and "plus-size" seem to be buzzwords nowadays, there is still a shocking lack of well-tailored, cool, fashionable clothing options for women like myself.

What Plus-Size Fashion Looks Like For My Queer, Fat Body

As a self-identified queer plus-sized woman, issues of taking up space and 'fitting into' clothes from a limited wardrobe are things I contend with Read...
Anni Irish    |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
Culture
We need to talk about how the APA is Fat-Shaming Kids!

APA To Release Guidelines For Fat-Shaming Kids For Profit

What happens when you suggest diet behavior to a kid who’s about to grow a foot? How do you affect their growth? How to you affect their health? This Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   09.11.17   |   SHARE
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I can’t be fat-incognito any longer; it’s exhausting and pointless.

Coming Out As Fat

Before I started to write for Ravishly, I never used the word fat, and I rarely mentioned by body-type. But since then, I’ve tried to be more honest Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
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