There are countless articles and blogs on weight loss (whether intentionally or unintentionally) but few positive discussions about when the numbers on a scale creep up and it’s not due to being due to have a baby…. and by positive discussion I don’t mean suggesting diets or other ways to lose weight. Weight gain happens. It… Continue reading When You Gain Weight
Unpopular opinion ahead: Unlike some body positive / fat acceptance advocates, I’m not angry over designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton’s recent public announcement that she underwent gastric bypass surgery. I had actually known this for several weeks but said nothing to no one because it was not my news to share. HER body, HER… Continue reading ANT & WLS: I Ain’t Mad At Ya, Ashley
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…
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?
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”
Rev Al Sharpton, Baptist minister as well as a civil rights and social activist, has been in the news recently due to the murders of unarmed black men, and resulting racial tensions, in New York City and Ferguson, MO. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is because of an article from… Continue reading Sharpton’s a big (formerly fat) hypocrite
Today I read the disappointing news that weight lifter, Holley Mangold (who competed with a torn tendon and finished 10th in the 2012 Olympics) will be on the new season of NBC’s “Biggest Loser”. A big (no pun intended) proponent of loving yourself at any size, Holley’s been an inspiration. “I love my body,” she… Continue reading A “Loser” on the quest for gold