I have written and rewritten this post in my head for weeks. Watching it get worse, observing how upset and hurt I feel, seeing friends struggling to avoid the negative self talk, and the downward spiral of shame. Yes – I’m talking about the horrible amount of fat shaming and diet talk that is flooding … More Your COVID-19 jokes about getting fat are not funny. They’re hurtful.
Last week, I flew to NYC for work and was very excited to be able to visit such an amazing city, one that I haven’t been to in almost 20 years! But as many of my fat friends will attest, airplane travel can be an anxiety-inducing, fat-shaming, extremely vulnerable and sometimes painful experience. People who … More Flying While Fat
I knew going into the holiday season that there was going to be a fair amount of diet talk around. People feeling that they need to announce large disclaimers about “working off” that piece of pie, or being “bad” for drizzling gravy on top of their turkey, or the ever-present… oh my god, so many … More The fat shaming game we play during the holidays.
Then I started thinking about the fact that being vulnerable, for most people, is a choice. But for people who are fat and are shamed every day, they are forced to be vulnerable. … More Fat leadership is courageous leadership.
I’m going to talk about the P word, so saddle up. But first, a primer if you will. I think it’s important to be reminded of what it means to have privilege: To be clear, I have privilege. I am white, middle-class, straight, cis-gendered, educated, married, able-bodied, and employed. (I’m sure I’m missing some!) But … More What every thin person knows, but won’t admit.