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Chewing the Fat

With so many other important topics to talk about in the world of nutrition, body image and size, this blog will feature a medley of our esteemed bloggers who have cause to share.

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Pearls Before Swine

Sometimes it’s hard to know when it’s a good time to speak up against haters. Will your words be taken seriously? Are you preaching to the choir? Will you feel better? Here are some great tips to keep in mind next time you find yourself asking these questions.

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Fat Hatred Among Medical Professionals

I recently read an essay where a well-know psychiatrist confesses how disgusting he finds fat women to be and how it affects his relationships with patients. This kind of vocalization from medical professionals is a step in the wrong direction towards Size Acceptance.

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Issues and Observations in Not-Fat Fat Activism

As a non-fat fat activist, do my reactions to size negativity carry more or less weight? I may soon find out.

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Too Fat?

Have you ever been told you’re too fat?

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Well-Rounded Fat Activism: Sex, Spirituality, and Yema Rose

In my relatively short time in the Fat Acceptance Movement, I’ve been trying to make sense of the role of sex and sexuality. It seems to be the elephant in the room of fat acceptance and activism. It definitely has a role in this movement, but what is the nature of that role? Is it a positive role? Is it a necessary role?

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Amy McIntosh, M.S.Ed, IIN's avatar

The Desire to Diet

Do you find yourself obsessing over which food plan will help you “get back” to the self you wish you were?

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You Are Not Alone in Feeling Alone

In a world full of people, in a city that’s bustling, among family, friends, and coworkers – why do so many of us feel alone?

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A Fat Heart

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Permission Princess

I’m not sure when my critical gremlin showed up in life – but that little bugger has really been annoying me lately! I remember feeling the freedom to choose as a young girl; I did things, said things, wore things, ate things, thought things – all without constantly second guessing myself. Those days feel like a distant memory…

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Divining Fat Acceptance: The “Abundant Tarot” of Jenna Matlin and Julia Hartling

I recently spoke to the creators of “Abundant Tarot”: a project that re-created Tarot card imagery for fat acceptance. The cards are a perfect example of fat activists re-imagining societal symbols for the purpose of fat acceptance.

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