Bodies

Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

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Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious.

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Take The Cake: My #FatAtFashionWeek Diary

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When it comes to plus-size fashion, we’re all outsiders to this world — a world that makes amazing garments in our size and welcomes us with open arms full of bubbly water and tiny cakes.

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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

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2. Fat People Are In Survival Mode. I then moved onto a very basic reality: fatphobia is unjust, fat people are oppressed, fat people are being forced every, single day to navigate fatphobia while attempting to keep their dignity, heart, and spirit intact.

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Take The Cake: Reframing Jealousy

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Jealousy is such an interesting thing to me. As immediate and intense as it feels when it hits, it has always struck me as a secondary — a smokescreen for something else.

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I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach.

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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

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A lot of people don’t know this, but fat activism has been around in the United States since the 1960s. Yes, it’s true!

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The Way Doctors Approach Body Weight Is Killing Women

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

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Take The Cake: Is Dumplin’ About Self-Acceptance Or Assimilation?

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Take The Cake: Who Is LuLu Roman?

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It’s hard to be fat in this culture (period), but it feels alchemical to me to watch these stars rise to the top — highly visible, on screens all over the world, navigating the entertainment industry and also regular everyday boring ol’ fatphobia as well.

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TakeThe Cake: 9 Body Positive Resolutions For 2019 

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