There's been a lot of online discussion as of late about the representation of fat people in the media, in particular television shows and movies. Most shows and movies that feature a fat person do a terrible job of accurate and compassionate representation, often sticking us into very narrow stereotypical tropes like "the funny friend"… Continue reading My Body Positive Pop Culture Role Models
I am fat. I don't really hide this. Mostly because I can't. Because, again, I'm fat. I'm not, like, cute fat either. Or acceptable fat. The kind of fat that most "plus size" models are. I have a large body. My t-shirt size requires more than one X. I take up space. I mean, look… Continue reading I call BS on “black is slimming”
Tuesday evening I had the great fortune of attending an author event and book signing for Jes Baker and her latest memoir, Landwhale. I fucking love Jes Baker, y'all. Her previous book, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls was just incredible and I cannot wait to read my (signed!) copy of Landwhale. Having followed… Continue reading Chairs & Stairs: On Making Spaces Welcoming for Larger Bodies
A few months ago, my friend Alexa let me know that Roxane Gay was going to be in her town of Ann Arbor for an author event. This was pretty much my reaction:OMG I love Roxane Gay. I've read Bad Feminist and Difficult Women but I've been really looking forward to her new book Hunger:… Continue reading Road Trip to Ann Arbor to see Roxane Gay!
May 10, 2016: It's the Tuesday before Cleveland Marathon weekend. I'm cooking dinner, BC comes home. He goes upstairs and I follow him up to just remind him of everything we have going on this weekend: Friday was the Expo to get my stuff and then that night is the VIP reception for the Ambassadors.… Continue reading #Anklegate: One Year Later