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
Last week I Heart My Body, a Facebook page, posted a video showing 3 fat women, including Marcy Cruz from Fearlessly Just Me, as they faced their insecurities and fears to try on a 2-piece swimsuit. I loved Marcy’s double take when she looked at herself in the mirror and her declaration “I look amazing!”.… Continue reading Zoning Out
If, like me, you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies you’ll remember how Voldemort was initially referred to as “He Who Must Not Be Named”. However, Professor Dumbledore encouraged Harry to “always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” That quote has come… Continue reading Don’t #DropThePlus
Hello to all you beautiful, amazing people. I hope your year is off to a great start. Looking back at last year’s posts I realize that there were more rants than raves about what happened in the fat community. I want to focus more on the positive, starting with my first post of the year:… Continue reading Let’s RAVE!
So this happened today: On my way to work, a man yelled at me “Holy shit, you’re so FAT!” I smiled at him and replied “Yes, I am and thank you for noticing. You’re so sweet!” My reaction was apparently not what he expected because he appeared confused and muttered something that sounded like “buy… Continue reading Not Without My Consent
Today, in front of the New York Public Library between the lions, Patience and Fortitude, 3 fat ladies stripped down to their birthday suits and had their bodies painted by artist Andy Golub. It was to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Adipositivity Project, created by Substantia Jones. If you’ve never seen The Adipositivity Project,… Continue reading Cellulite, Bellies and Boobs, Pt 2… Or a Great Thing Happened at Lunchtime Today
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?
It’s the first week of June and feels more like April in New Jersey with cool, cloudy, rainy weather. But soon it’ll be HAZY, HOT and HUMID. Time for sundresses, tank tops and sleeveless shirts. Yay!!!! Despite all the articles on how to tone flabby arms, I’m going to expose mine like I have for… Continue reading Present Arms!
(photo courtesy of Roaman’s) Roman’s is an online plus size online retailer that I frequent; I also follow their page on Facebook to get information on new styles and upcoming sales. I’m not thrilled that they use smaller models and it’s difficult to determine how an outfit will look on me but that’s a post… Continue reading It’s My Body and I’ll Wear Stripes if I Want To
Recently I watched the first three episodes of My Big Fat Fabulous Life. For those not familiar with the reality show on TLC, it follows 30-year-old Whitney Way Thore who first gained popularity (no pun intended) about a year ago after posting a series of videos of herself joyfully dancing. I loved the Fat Girl… Continue reading Being a “Bad Fatty”