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Newsflash! “Obese” Means “Fat”

October 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

I didn’t realize until last night how uneven-handed some size acceptance advocates are about stripping fat vocabulary of its unflattering undertones.

Last night, I broadcast two posts through an e-mail service called Help A Reporter Out (“HARO”), seeking interview subjects for articles I’m writing related to fatness and fitness. In both posts, I used the word “obese”.

And I caught shit for it.

I’ve been Exposed

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image, Loving Your Body

I’ve been everything from a size 4 to an 18. I bore a child. I’ve had plastic surgery. I’ve weighed daily and hardly ever at all. I’ve binged. I’ve fasted.  For most of my life, I’ve been consumed with nothing but disdain for my body. I may carry too much weight for some and be […]

When Does “Diligence” End and “Obsession” Begin?

October 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

For many people, there is a very fine line between “diligence” and “obsession” when it comes to healthy living.

You could argue orthorexia (an all-consuming obsession with healthy eating/living) is just as bad a problem as more traditional eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia, or bulimia.

Losing Oneself Through Service

October 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Role Models, Volunteering

Today’s guest post is from Kelly of Choosing Losing an amazing example of how volunteering your time, energy and talents to others can go a long way towards self acceptance. After reading Kelly’s post, think about how you could volunteer your time, and/or tell us about what you are already doing. —— “The best way […]

Kids: Overeating on Pocket Change

October 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism, Food Revolution, Media Literacy

A recent New York Times article, “Overeating on Pocket Change,” caught my eye. Per the article, “… Low-income children in Philadelphia with about one dollar in pocket money managed to purchase almost 400 calories worth of snack food at convenience stores on the way to and from school, according to study published on Monday in […]

50% of us weigh in daily or weekly, is this a good thing?

October 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders

We launched a poll asking the community “How often do you weigh yourself?” on July 23, 2009 (the poll can still be accessed from the right sidebar). A total of 893 women participated. Here are some of the statistics I found to be most interesting: 1) Over 50% of us are weighing in either daily […]

Second Impossibly Thin Model Appears In Ralph Lauren Ad

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

… So”Fat Acceptance” is OK to Say, but “Overweight” is Bad?!

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Forgive me for sounding naïve here (and I realize I might get flamed for my “naïveté”) but why is the term “fat acceptance” an established and regarded expression, but yet the word “overweight” upsets so many in the movement? There are very few words in the English language that rile me up as much as […]

Ralph Lauren to model: Hit the Road Fatty

October 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

Former Ralph Lauren model Flippa Hamilton dumped for being too fat. Fake Flippa left, Real Flippa right UPDATE: 10/15  Another incriminating photo exposes Laurens idiocy –more here Not such a Happy 70th Birthday for you today,  huh Ralph-ie? Earlier this week, Lauren’s freaky-science-fiction like ad campaign featuring an oddly altered image of model Flippa Hamilton […]

Tackling “Triggers” in the Blogosphere

October 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image, Self Esteem

The toughest part about blogging here on a body image advocacy blog is actually what makes this blog so unique and exciting: we have a broad, diverse audience.

Which means a lot of opinions, and opportunity for a lot of exciting dialogue.

Our audience ranges from women with eating disorders, women who are in recovery, women who are dieting, women who are athletes, women who subscribe to the Healthy At Any Size movement, women who struggle with body image, overweight women who believe in the Fat Acceptance movement, and women who fit none–or many–of these descriptions.

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