It’s said that the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. Here’s my confession: I am a pack rat. There’s a shelf crammed with various “special edition” Monopoly as well as at least a dozen other board games. I have boxes full of CD’s and DVD’s. There are storage areas in my home with stuff I… Continue reading Cleaning Out Our Closets
June 26th, 1991… I got married in a black dress that was handed down by a friend who lost weight. I wouldn’t have dared wear a white dress not just because I was no longer a virgin (we already had our 2 kids by then) but because black was slimming and flattering and I had… Continue reading All Dressed in Black
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!
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
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
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”
I’ll make this short and sweet. It’s that time of the year again. After the merriment of the holidays, we’re bombarded with ads telling us that we need to change our bodies to become sexier, attractive and desirable. In other words, our current physiques aren’t acceptable… we need to reduce and mold them beginning on… Continue reading New Year, New You? Heck No!