My Fat Is My Business

I'm supposed to be on vacation. Supposed to be getting a tan, reading sci-fi and watching Grey's Anatomy marathons on Netflix. But I check e-mail and social media twice a day, so this isn't really much of a vacation. I've already clocked two hours of work today and I still have things to do.Regardless, despite my personal vow to not get involved in a stupid internet debate on my vacation, I'm stepping into the "Fat Pagan" debate.I am fat. F-A-T. FAT. I am not obese or Goddess-sized or … [Read more...]

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Gender, Sex, Fat Acceptance and Other Weird Stuff

Buckle up. This is going to be a rambler.All across my social media I'm finding really interesting ideas about gender politics, sexuality, and fat acceptance. And all these posts seem to be connected in tenuous ways that I don't have the mental bandwidth to explore deeply today.The first post is by the fabulous Jonathan Korman, who shares my deep love for comedian Louis C.K. You seriously need to take time to read the entire thing. It's fantastic: When I was a young fella I lived an … [Read more...]

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Fat Acceptance?

Have you heard of Fat Acceptance? It's a perspective pushed by activists like Joy Nash, and artists like Beth Ditto.Here are a couple of videos made by Joy Nash on Fat Acceptance:I have to admit, I'm on the fence. On one hand, I know that taking care of my health is important. I have a family history that includes diabetes and heart disease. My ticker has already been in the shop, due to a birth defect. I want to feel healthy. I want to feel good.On the other hand, I have … [Read more...]

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