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Why Is It So Hard For A Fat Person To Find A Comfortable Place To Sit In San Francisco?

It’s important to recognize that tiny or unsupportive seats (no matter how beautiful) send a silent but powerful message about who has the right to Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.21.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.15.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 20 Ways To Be Fat Positive (No Matter What Size You Are)

Fat positivity creates room for fat people to be seen with full humanity — not as failed thin people, but as complete and precious. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.21.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: My #FatAtFashionWeek Diary

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 Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.14.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Fat People Deal With Fat Oppression In Different Ways

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 Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.7.19   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Revisiting the Fat Liberation Manifesto 46 Years Later

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! The ideas of “fat pride” and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.24.19   |   SHARE
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I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   12.7.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Love Letter To The Fat Babe At The Club

I hadn't been to a club like this one — the kind full of straight men who are probably homophobic and at least a little coercive, who smell like Old Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.6.18   |   SHARE