You’ve probably seen a version of this story in the news: a fat person is publicly shamed, becomes “motivated” to lose weight then shares his/her “secret”. Or, like Shauna Arocho, are fat shamed but vigorously defended because they’re in the process of losing weight. While I respect people’s choices to do with their bodies as they… Continue reading Jamie Lopez – Being the Change
As a fat woman who wears size 26/28 and sometimes 30/32, it’s disappointing when clothes are promised to be for “all women” but the size charts belie that promise. It’s a topic I’ve written on several times before when Old Navy, Kelly Osbourne and Melissa McCarthy launched collections that did not fit all bodies. I’m… Continue reading #AllMeansALL!!!
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with hype in order to pour over 60 billion dollars into the coffers of the weight loss industry. Between ads for diet programs (like Weight Watchers with famous stock holder Oprah Winfrey) and products (like prescription medication Contrave), the message is that our bodies… and even our brains… aren’t acceptable. We’re… Continue reading ReVolution, Not ReSolution!
Today I attended “Feel the Love: An Exclusive Blogger Breakfast with Avenue” one of the events on the 4th day of Full-Figured Fashion Week. It was hosted by Erica and Scarlett, of Avenue‘s PR team, and Marcy Cruz, blogger at Plus Model Magazine and Fearlessly Just Me. I confess to a long-time love affair… Continue reading Feeling the Love with Avenue
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
Warning: spoilers ahead My fiance rolls his eyes and retreats to his man cave on Wednesday nights at 9:30pm Eastern but I haven’t given up yet on “Super Fun Night”. Although it’s still more cringe inducing than funny, I will admit to laughing out loud when Kimmie bonked a guy in the head during a… Continue reading Super Fun Night… when does the fun start?