Monday, June 1, 2020

I am a Fat-o-sphere Refugee

February 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Today we welcome our very first GUY as a guest poster, I never thought I’d see the day! Shannon from Atchka reached out to me around the same time as The Zaftig Chicks, and he told me of a new feed he was setting up to support bloggers who considered themselves part of the Fat […]

Where's the acceptance in FAT acceptance?

January 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

When WATRD received an email from Bianca and Sylvia, aka “The Zaftig Chicks,” I was more than ready to listen to their story of “unacceptance” from the FA movement, since many of you know we have sparked a few riots around here.   But here is the cool part – The Zaftig Chicks felt so strongly about how they were being […]

The Art of Looking Ridiculous

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Today’s guest post is from Elizebeth Turnquist, her blog is About Being Different.  When Elizabeth submitted her posts for consideration, she stated; I’m very open and out about who I am.  I’m a geeky wierdo and proud of it.  I understand if my voice doesn’t fit in with your community.  Regardless, I greatly respect what […]

Musings of an “obese” doctor

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Our guest post today is from Dr. Rebekah Adams who sent in this piece with the following comment; I just wish I had a big bottle of self-love I could prescribe for my patients and my bet would be their weight issues would suddenly start to resolve themselves. I believe the fat acceptance activists here will […]

When Being Fat Doesn’t Count As Fat

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance, HAES

This guest post is from a hip and trendy young blogger named Candice from Bookish Penguin. Candice and I have been chatting via email for a while now, and I am really impressed with her writing.  Plus, she is just one creative kid with a super cool logo (she’s 20-something, I’m 40 so I can say that 😉 This is […]

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.

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.

Thin Privilege, spare me.

September 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance, Featured

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of mamaV and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the contributors of WeAreTheRealDeal. Please direct all bashing, frustration and/or hatred directly towards the author –AFTER you read our new, improved comments policy. —- The slender girl in our culture, is not the healthy antithesis […]

Fat is NOT a Dirty Word but Maybe it’s the Wrong One?

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

I wrote this over a year and a half ago before meeting Kate (Shapely Prose) and being a part of We Are The Real Deal. A few people sent me a link from the NY Times entitled In the Fatosphere, Big Is In, or at Least Accepted and wanted to know what I thought. Why […]

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