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I don’t even believe myself as I write this: my body is a battle. IN PRAISE OF THIN ALLIES // BY RAGEN CHASTAIN - The Militant Baker. Shared with permission from Ragen Chastain.


Note: I was torn about whether to use the above image or one of a group of meerkats hugging. But because I *just* watched David Attenbourough's account of how frightening a clan of meerkats can be when faced with a cobra (surprisingly frightening) AND how I feel about bikinis in general (I love them the most) I chose the featured bikini photo. Yet, I believe that everyone should have a chance to "Awwwww" over an adorable picture of meerkats squishing each other- so if that's something you need today (and let's be real, they ARE pretty adorable) here you go. The idea of a “thin ally” within fat activism is a complicated one- both because classifying body sizes can be difficult, and because (though relative privilege because of size is a real thing) the culture of fat hatred hurts people of all sizes.

My Touching Thighs, And Other Things I’ve Struggled to Accept. My thighs touch.

My Touching Thighs, And Other Things I’ve Struggled to Accept

There was never a time when they didn’t. And if there was, I wasn’t aware of it, because I didn’t notice my thighs, as their own separate entity, until they were already touching. 6 THINGS THAT I UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE FAT ACCEPTANCE MOVEMENT. First, a little information about me, because I'm sure the first thing people will do upon reading this is make assumptions about who I am: I am a 27 year old American woman who is comprehensively involved in the Body Advocacy movement and additionally works 40 hours a week as a Mental Health Professional.


I am most certainly plus-size at 5'6" and 260 pounds; a size 18 in most stores. I’m pretty damn fat and unabashedly so. I eat well enough, I shop at our local food co-op and I own a juicer. Contemplations hors-normes. MARIE-MICHÈLE RHEAULT et MARIE-JO GAREAU Photo: Satya Jack,

Contemplations hors-normes

Why Fat Girls Shouldn't Wear Bikinis. Maman, merci de laisser mon poids tranquille. Rub a dub dub, let's talk about chub rub! Now that spring is finally here (wee!)

Rub a dub dub, let's talk about chub rub!

There is plenty of warm weather ahead of us. But as much as I love the beautiful weather, I’ve always dreaded shorts season. Regardless of my size, I’ve never been able to wear short shorts or dresses without ending the day in immense pain. Why? Because the tops of my legs chafe. The problem was so bad, that when I would go for a run, the inside of my legs would be bleeding by the time I finished.

Turns out, I'm not. Oh spandex, how you’ve saved me. I tried tons of products and solutions to prevent my legs from chafing without a layer of clothes to protect them. IT'S CHUB RUB SEASON: 10 Solutions To Ward Off Inner Thigh Chafing, And I TRIED THEM ALL. I have vivid childhood memories of chafing problems.

IT'S CHUB RUB SEASON: 10 Solutions To Ward Off Inner Thigh Chafing, And I TRIED THEM ALL

Growing up in South Florida meant spending a lot of my early years sitting around in a wet swimsuit, at pools and at the beach. Chafing issues always seemed to sneak up on me as a kid; one minute I was perfectly fine, the next I had searing burning pain in the skin under my arms and on my thighs, and I couldn’t think of anything else. #EmpowerALLBodies Is What A Truly Diverse Plus-Size Campaign Looks Like. Body love activist Jes Baker was disappointed by the lack of diversity in Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign, so she made her own series of ads.

#EmpowerALLBodies Is What A Truly Diverse Plus-Size Campaign Looks Like

Baker's #EmpowerALLBodies photo series shows plus-size women of all shapes and sizes -- not just those who would be considered "models. " (Story continues below.) In an open letter to Lane Bryant CEO Linda Heasley, Baker explained why she was unimpressed by #ImNoAngel: "You’ve presented the 'ideal' plus body: hourglass, perceivably 'healthy', cellulite-free, able bodied, cis-gender, and 'conventionally' beautiful. " Baker gathered a group of diverse models, including herself, and worked with photographer Jade Beall to show what a truly diverse plus-size underwear campaign would look like. Baker also offered suggestions about how Lane Bryant could improve when it comes to diversity and asked the company to consider including: Cellulite; 90% of women have it.

Check out more images from this amazing campaign below. I Am A Plus-Size Woman Who Wore a Low-Rise Bikini to the Beach and This is What Happened. As a fat woman, there are several truths that have been engrained into my psyche since the day my visible belly outline became impossible to conceal.

I Am A Plus-Size Woman Who Wore a Low-Rise Bikini to the Beach and This is What Happened

Amongst them, the “fact” that fat women do not deserve to wear bodycon dresses or sexy lingerie. Furthermore, their sole goal when it comes to fashion should be to try their very best to not look fat. How Not to Compliment a Fat Girl. Women Are Sharing Gorgeous Pictures Of Their Real Bodies With The #Fatkini Hashtag. Unashamed To Be Fat: Wear the Shorts, It’s F*cking Hot Outside. On July 9, The Daily Mail posted an article online by non-doctor, but “self confessed fattist” Linda Kelsey titled, “Why Are Today’s Young Women So Unashamed To Be Fat?”

Unashamed To Be Fat: Wear the Shorts, It’s F*cking Hot Outside

The obvious attempt at a shocking subtitle read, “Horrified by the rolls of flesh she’s witnessed on show this summer, Linda Kelsey takes no prisoners!” I Wore a Bikini and Nothing Happened  This year, I made a New Year's resolution that confused some people.

I Wore a Bikini and Nothing Happened 

By confuse, I mean conversations about it usually went like this: Me: "Next summer, I'm going to wear a bikini. " Them: "What a great goal! What are you doing? Weight Watchers? Dans l'enfer des "ex-grosses" Rad Fat Vegan: I am the Fat Girl that Talks About Food. When I decided to stop consuming animal products and label myself a vegan, I did what anyone in my generation does. I googled. I looked for vegan recipes and vegan cooking blogs. I found them but also found that the internet was hard up for fat positive or vegan blogs that didn't stress weight loss. I know for a fact that there are plenty of rad fatties out there that are also vegan. But I get it. Cooking and recipes are not new to me. Instagram Removed Her Photo Because She's Not Skinny. Here's The Video That Got Them To Apologize. Meghan Tonjes: Hey guys. It's Meghan Tonjes, and you're watching "Frequently Asked Tonjes.

" In the past, I've used these to talk about my opinions about YouTube, and Internet stuff, and just things going on in the world that I have a very strong opinion about. We're going to continue that. We're also going to start releasing these on Sundays. We're going to go to church, here, #churchoftonjes. Oh, God. Parler du surplus de poids d'un bébé, c'est non! - TPL Moms. Dolores avait un poids moyen quand elle est née. Rapidement, parce que l’allaitement allait bien, elle prenait bien son poids. J’étais pas le genre de mère à toujours mettre mon enfant sur une balance. Quand j’ai eu ma visite de routine de l’infirmière, après 5 jours, elle était surprise de deux choses : le tonus de ma fille qui tenait déjà bien sa tête et le fait qu’elle avait déjà repris son poids de naissance.

Deux semaines et déjà un tonus d'enfer.Crédit photo : Carolane Stratis. 'Louie' Explains: Why Overweight Men Rank Higher. Yes, Louis C.K. can make dirty jokes with the best of them — "bag of dicks," anyone? — but he stands atop the contemporary comedy heap for different reasons. In both his stand-up and on Louie, he's constantly making smart, incisive points about human nature. The first of last night’s two episodes of Louie was a prime example: He served up serious knowledge on the unfair disparities between how overweight men and women are viewed and treated in the dating world. Grosseur et féminité : un dialogue, des résistances. Ce texte décrit mon expérience de femme cis (c’est-à-dire dont l’identité de genre correspond au sexe qui lui a été assigné à la naissance, soit non-trans*) blanche de classe moyenne qui investit l’identité queer de fem et qui politise la grosseur.

Il prétend partir de ce point de vue pour une réflexion sur la féminité (queer ou pas) et sur les normes de corpulences, par delà les genres. Il vise à montrer comment le confort et les outils que l’on peut dégager individuellement, à l’égard de son propre parcours et dans la vie quotidienne, peuvent être des éléments déclencheurs qui activent une réflexion plus générale et un engagement personnel à plus large échelle dans des luttes collectives.

Doctors Aren't Mean to Fat Patients, They're Just Nicer to Thin Ones. L'organisme ÉquiLibre et l'actrice Amélie Grenier invitent la population à ne prendre qu'une seule résolution : celle de ne pas faire de diète! MONTRÉAL, le 6 janv. 2014 - Avez-vous remarqué comment, année après année, de nombreuses entreprises font du pouce sur la tradition des résolutions du Nouvel An, promettant à tous LE régime miracle pour perdre du poids? Buzz : La diversité corporelle… jusqu’à la Barbie®? Summer time! Aimez-vous! Diversity women body. How Not To Be A Dick To Your Fat Friends. Me and my fatness, just chilling in a waiting room. I think it's pretty well established at this point that I, like many other people in America and around the world, am fat.

There's nothing really special about being fat, of course -- so many of us are, to varying degrees. 10 Reasons Why I Love My Fatkini. It’s summer! Admittedly, in San Francisco (where I live,) summer bears a striking resemblance to Alaska, but oh-no, I’m not the kind of girl to let a thick sheet of fog, a freezing cold body of water, and high winds stop me from showing some flesh. So this year, I bought my very own fatkini in week one of beach season. “Holy lemon bars, what is a fatkini, Virgie?” You may be asking. La revanche des rondes - Blogue - ÉquiLibre. INCEPTION : dire non à la fille qui dit non à ceux qui disent non à la taille zéro! Ha!

C’est pas un secret : chez TPL, on essaie de privilégier différents types de corps, différentes opinions. Tout le monde a le droit de vivre, d’être bien dans sa tête, dans son corps. L’important, c’est d’être heureux pis en santé. Maintenant qu’on est d’accord là-dessus, cool, parlons des vrais problèmes. Comme de plus en plus souvent dans le merveilleux monde de la mode, on se trouve dans une passe où on parle du fait qu’il devrait y avoir une multiplication des modèles de la femme dans le mannequinat, dans les pubs, etc.

Dans le fond, on devrait arrêter de présenter des gens malades avec un IMC trop bas. L’obsession qui ne devrait pas faire le poids. Feminism, fat, feelings, forgiveness. Fat Girl 101: The Most Important Things I’ve Learned From Being Fat. Being fat is something that has inadvertently shaped my life and my career as a writer. Despite learning a lot about body positivity and fat positivity in high school, I never really began to accept and be into the fact that, yes, I am bigger than a lot of my female friends and peers (and that that’s OK) until college. Shakethecobwebs: I fixed it.  Much better! I... - Rachele Cateyes.

Feminism and Weight Anxiety. Woman Captures People Giving Her Strange Looks In Public. The Nearsighted Owl: In Which Someone Says it Better. Body Image: Expectations And Reality. Nancy Upton on Her American Apparel Plus-Size Photo Spoof. Woman Who Made Fun Of American Apparel Contest Wins, American Apparel Act Like A Bunch Of Babies. Plus-Sized Lady Mocks American Apparel's XL Model Contest. Who was healthier post-baby: fat Jessica Simpson or thin Jessica Valenti? « Reel Girl. Diversité des corps. Uniformité d'image.

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