When celebrities… or even regular, every day people… lose weight, it becomes a news-worthy event. Media outlets rush to get the “secrets” and “tips” and gush over how so-and-so looks “amazing” and is “an inspiration” after dropping X amount of pounds. What’s ironic is how those same media outlets will post body positive stories about… Continue reading And in Other News…
As some of you know, I’ve had this blog for a few years. Apparently it’s been under the radar because I’ve had no negative comments… unless you count the “but being fat is unhealthy!” responses. I don’t because they’ve been sincere and respectful even though my health is no one’s business except mine and my… Continue reading Don’t Feed the Trolls
It is amazing how many people think my fat body is their business. It seems that no matter what I do, someone has an opinion and it usually starts with “should you…?” As in: “Should you let your hair get long like that? Older women keep their hair short. Oh, you should lighten it too.”… Continue reading “Should you…?”
You may have heard about the backlash against Lane Bryant’s new #PlusIsEqual campaign because of its lack of size diversity (again!). You may have also heard about the backlash against the backlash. Madeline Jones, editor of Plus Model Magazine, posted a video where she posed a question: If we’re so angered by LB, why is… Continue reading A Different Conversation
You probably heard or read about Rachel Taylor and her experience at Old Navy. This is from the post she left on their Facebook page along with her picture: Today I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it… Continue reading Body Shaming? Maybe Not
Recently Madame Noire Magazine asked the question WHY IS MELISSA MCCARTHY THE FACE OF BODY POSITIVITY AND NOT GABOUREY SIDIBE? It’s a fair question and I’m going to hazard my own guess. Melissa’s good fatty to Gabourey’s unapologetic fatty makes for better Hollywood stories. Society and the media love fat people as long as they’re… Continue reading Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?
After it seemed that Winter would never end, Spring has finally arrived… YAY! With it comes the shedding of coats, jackets, sweater and all manners of clothing behind which bodies have been hidden. Unfortunately, with it also comes the body shaming. From Facebook posts, Instagram photos and endless articles on how to hide one’s “flaws”,… Continue reading It is Brave