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image Health comes in all shapes and sizes - including mine. Join me as I debunk the misinformation about the unhealthiness of fat and the stereotypes about fat people. Stand up with me as I push back against a culture that has sidelined my body and disenfranchised me for inhabiting it. Let's work together to bring an end to discrimination - in whatever forms it rears its head. This work is syndicated here with permission and can be found at Dances With Fat.
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Asking for It

When making plans or appointments, it’s often a good idea to discuss accommodation for our fat bodies in advance. Ragen shares some ideas on what to say when you do this.

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Not Flawed Problems

Almost everywhere we turn, we encounter some form of fat shaming. Yoga Journal recently posted an article entitled “Love Your Curves,” which actually promotes “style solutiions” for hiding our curves.

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Natasha is Pained

“...nobody should have to squeeze their goals and dreams into the tiny frame of someone else’s bigotry…”

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Marathon Update: Different Dreams

Why do people run? Ragen has been lurking in some running forums and is discovering some answers to that question.

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Scooby Dooby Don’t

The Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy movie has created quite a stir due to the fat-shaming effect of Daphne’s curse. Ragen is not impressed with Warner Brothers’ statement about it.

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If Our Fat is Our Fault

Even if being fat is somehow our fault, wondering how we got to be fat and who we should blame for it does not serve us in any way. Choosing to love your body is a healthy choice.

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It’s Not About Them

Did you know that you can practice an important form of activism without saying or writing a word about it? Refusing to participate in your own oppression is a powerful form of activism.

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Pretending There Are No Fat People

Even if we had any reason to believe that all fat people could become thin, none of them could become thin this minute, which leaves the matter of fat people who need to get to work, access medical care etc.

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Fat is Not Evidence

People, including physicians, try to claim that our bodies are evidence of unhealthy behaviors, lack of willpower, and lack of self-care. Fat bodies aren’t evidence of anything except that fat bodies exist.

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Fighting Bigotry with Confusion

When you are in a professional situation, how can you respond to attempts at humor that perpetuate bigotry? Ragen has a suggestion that uses confusion.

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