Yesterday Jeanne Phillips, aka Dear Abby, posted a letter from a young woman (who’s comfortable in her fat body but whose mother has a problem with it) along with her response: DEAR ABBY: I’m a 24-year-old plus-sized woman (60 or 70 pounds overweight), but very comfortable in my own skin. When swimming in public, I… Continue reading Not-so-dear Abby
Yesterday, there was an article on HuffPost about strangers who make comments or rude noises to women who eat in public and how it’s “the insidious type of street harassment no one is talking about. The piece reminded me of a day, 32 years ago, when I worked as a waitress at a restaurant called… Continue reading Should You Be Eating That?
A couple of weeks ago, I first watched the video to “All About That Bass”, by Meghan Trainor, which is supposed to be the feel-good, body positive anthem of the summer: Meghan is adorable as is her voice. The beat is catchy and makes me want to get up and “shake it, shake it like… Continue reading All About That Skinny Shaming
I’m late to the party but wanted to sit back and watch it unfold a bit before posting. Over the last week, there’s been a lot on the media over Adam Richman of Man vs Food fame as well as Man vs Food Nation, Amazing Eats and Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America. His newest… Continue reading Adam Richman: Man vs Words
I’m not a fan of the Kardashian/Jenner clan and tried to avoid this past weekend’s hoopla about the Kim/Kanye nuptials. However I read something yesterday that, if true, is quite sad. Apparently Kim’s younger brother, Rob, skipped out on the wedding because he was embarrassed about his weight: “He wanted to be there, but he… Continue reading Why the Hate, Mate?
Dear Neighbor, I walk past your car and hardly ever fail to notice the two stickers on it. One warns “No Fat Chicks” and the other proclaims “Baby Princess on Board”. I’ve been wanting to post this letter on your windshield for some time but I know there are lots of other proud, new fathers of… Continue reading Open Letter to My Fat Hating Neighbor
Today I read the disappointing news that weight lifter, Holley Mangold (who competed with a torn tendon and finished 10th in the 2012 Olympics) will be on the new season of NBC’s “Biggest Loser”. A big (no pun intended) proponent of loving yourself at any size, Holley’s been an inspiration. “I love my body,” she… Continue reading A “Loser” on the quest for gold