thin privilege

I’m fat in my wedding photos, and I also look damn good. Image: The Clovers.

The Summer I Got Fat: A Love Story

I had always considered myself to be extremely body positive. I loved my body! I had several close friends who were fat activists, and I was working Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.13.16   |   SHARE
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These days, I’m lucky if a thrifting ‘adventure’ yields two semi-wearable tops; even then, odds are that one of them is going to be cut funny... Image: Steve Snodgrass (CC BY 2.0)

Sizeism Makes It Expensive To Be Fat And Wear Clothes

Although the hunt for the perfect outfit at the thrift store was a thrill when I was thin, as a fat person, the hunt was just downright depressing. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   05.20.16   |   SHARE
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What if we acted like everything we want is totally normal, like we’re entitled to it...? Image: Alisa Anton/Unsplash

Take The Cake: We Made A Pact To Become Powerful Women

[CN: fatphobia] I tell her I have an idea. She loves my ideas, my schemes, our witchcraft. We talk about feeling crazy, because that’s what the Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.19.16   |   SHARE
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The Body Acceptance Movement Is Ignoring Some Really Important Bodies

Uh, in case you haven’t noticed, the body acceptance movement has a bit of a body rejection problem. Namely, anyone who isn’t a thin, white, able- Read...
Melissa A. Fabello    |   11.20.15   |   SHARE
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Some people just don't get it.

How An Invisible Illness Gives Me Thin Privilege

I want to talk about invisible illness. I want to talk about thin privilege. I want to talk about chronic illness and self-image and society’s Read...
Katherine Brown    |   11.4.15   |   SHARE
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Fat isn't bad.

3 Tiny Ways That Thin People Can Shift Their Language To Support Fat Acceptance

So you’re on a diet, and you’re really pumped about it. You truly, honestly believe that you’re—say—“getting your body back” post-partum (that’s a Read...
Melissa A. Fabello    |   09.29.15   |   SHARE
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My Personal Body Revolution Doesn't Need To Be Televised

If we as women get to define for ourselves what beauty looks like, then the power will no longer rest with those who pad their fortunes with our Read...
Joanna Schroeder    |   04.22.15   |   SHARE
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