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Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?

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?

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It’s My Body and I’ll Wear Stripes if I Want To

(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

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Unashamedly, Unapologetically FAT – a response to Linda Kelsey

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Not only is Linda Kelsey, of the UK Daily Mail, “unapologetically fattist” but is also encouraging readers to join her in shaming the fatties. She finds fat people unattractive, assumes we’re unhealthy “greedy, ill-disciplined and or ignorant” gluttons and apparently expects us to skulk around in the shadows, with… Continue reading Unashamedly, Unapologetically FAT – a response to Linda Kelsey