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There are few boundaries to the kinds of material you'll find here, so long as it has to do with the wide world of fat. Whether issues in science, health, fat politics, the fat community, information on More of Me to Love or musings on the cruisings of the fat lane, this is a place for shifting gears.

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New Song and Video about Loving the Body You Have from Dutch Singer, Elly Kellner

We were contacted by the Dutch singer/songwriter Elly Kellner about a recent experience she had regarding the attitude of her fans towards her body. This is her story and new video. We hope you enjoy!

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“Shadow on a Tightrope:” Continuing to Throw Its Weight Around

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the book Shadows on a Tightrope, Esther highlights the expansion of the fat activism movement, and provides a list of current fat affirmative organizations.

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Uncharted Territory

Pastor Brad is back to express his passionate feelings about his new “fat lifestyle.” He gave up dieting almost two years ago, and is now on a mission to personally debunk the cultural stereotypes about fatness.

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Publicly Shamed at Men’s Wearhouse and Learning to Stand Up to Bigotry

Recently, my boyfriend and I were publicly shamed at Men’s Wearhouse for being bigger people, and I wanted to share what happened to us because it’s my time at MOMTL that inspired me to push back.

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5 Reasons We Can’t Charge Fat People More to Fly

With the recent proposal by a Norwegian economist to charge fat people more to fly, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of the reasons that this is a terrible idea with consequences far more dire than those faced by poor airline economics.

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Fat, Sex, and Race (Part Two): The Impetus of Empathy

In this series of blog posts, I’m want to explore the connections between Size and Race when it comes to relationships.

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Fat, Sex, and Race (Part One)

Why do people assume black men have a propensity toward fat women? In this upcoming series of blog posts, I’m want to explore the relationships between Size and Race when it comes to relationships.

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Looking Forward to the Holidays - Thanks to MOMTL!

My journey is reaching an important point as the Holiday Season arrives. It means showing my family the body I have when I don’t stress and strain to meet society’s demands of acceptability. And doing that over dinner. We’ll see how it goes!

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Learning So Much About Myself

Here’s an insider’s look at what it’s been like for me as I journey towards a more HAES® way of living my life.

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I Never Thought About It Until It Happened to Me

This is a cathartic one - part of my journey towards becoming an intuitive eater and accepting my fat body.

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