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Take The Cake: On International Women’s Day I Celebrate The 31% Stock Plummet of WW

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I can think of few things more worthy of celebrating on International Women’s Day than the slow and very public decline of a company that has capit

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Take The Cake: Diets Don't Work (But They Do Give People These 4 Things)

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Dieting is a socially sanctioned method of mentally high-tailing out of whatever is going on and keeping you entirely in your head, laser-focused on your next bite, your scale, your plate.

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

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TakeThe Cake: 9 Body Positive Resolutions For 2019 

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Take The Cake: Is ‘Dieting’ Really Disordered Eating?

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It’s taken me a long time to write about this topic because I’m not an eating disorder specialist or clinician.

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Take The Cake: Does Ali Abbassi’s ‘Border’ Have Lessons For Fat Acceptance?

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Ali Abbassi’s ‘Border’ movie ultimately reminded me of what happens when we meet someone who reflects our power back to us.

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Take The Cake: A Fat Babe Donated Her Wardrobe to Goodwill & This Happened

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I finally left Goodwill with about 15 pieces and the sense that I had a new friend who donated her wardrobe. Fat intimacy and solidarity!

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Take The Cake: No One Gets To Tell You What Your Body Looks Like

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Affection or attention that relies upon body conformity is not love — it’s exploitation. I’m here to tell you once and for all: your body is yours.

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