Hi beauties! I hope 2017 is treating you well so far. How many of you are looking foward to the next episode of This is Us? I can’t wait to find out what happened to Toby (last seen on an operating table after having quickie sex with Kate then passing out during the family Christmas celebration).… Continue reading This IS Us… or How I Relate to Kate
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…
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
Horizontal stripes – check. Skinny jeans – check. Baring fat, jiggly arms – check. To hell with the fashion rules that say horizontal stripes look terrible on fat women or that short women should avoid skinny pants. To hell with those who say that we should hide our big arms, bellies, etc. The only fashion… Continue reading OOTD – Break the Rules
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!
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
There’s been some recent news regarding models, particularly about their sizes. Last week, France passed a bill to ban “ultra-thin” models in the fashion industry. Any agency using a model whose BMI (Body Mass Index) is less than 18 will face exorbitant fines and/or jail time of up to 6 months. The purpose is to… Continue reading No angels there… or here