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I am happy. Not with my body, but with my life.

You Don’t Have To Love Your Body To Love Your Life

I am in a fat body that is not particularly comfortable to live in. I am also happy. You can love your life even if you don't love your body. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.14.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Fatphobia Isn't About Looks

Fatphobia morphs into a conversation about looks because fatphobia targets women. The bigotry is masked through this gendered decoy. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.7.17   |   SHARE
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Mayo Mermaid (image credit: Sanne of Full of Freckles)

Washed Up Whales, Hungry Hippos, & Mayo Mermaids: The Power Of Reclaiming Fat Insults

Internet trolls and their fat insults (no matter how creative) don’t make me cry. There's power in reclaiming fat insults! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.17.17   |   SHARE
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3. No one is celebrating heart disease, don’t be an idiot.

Calling Myself “Fat” Isn’t Brave, It’s Just True

Fat is just an adjective that describes something, like short or old or, in the case of this article, ridiculous. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.15.17   |   SHARE
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13 Warm Knits For Cuddle Weather

Fall fashion is all about three things: staying warm, layering on textures, and rich colors. The real holiday treat are the warm knits for day-to-day Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   11.10.17   |   SHARE
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These Fat Babes Showcase Their Visible Belly Outlines

Being in any body comes with its own set of insecurities, hangups, and unique idiosyncrasies, but visible belly outlines are particularly fraught Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   11.3.17   |   SHARE
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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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