So, there's a new body image website in the neighborhood, and I'm a part of it -- which some of you might find surprising. I kind of do myself, actually. We Are the Real Deal is a companion project to the body image panel I'll be a part of at BlogHer tomorrow. Heather Blessington, who's… Continue reading New website, BlogHer, etc.
At a recent meeting I sat behind a woman who I thought might be my former dance TA. They had the same hair and were both extremely thin, the kind of thin that I've seen many people confidently ascribe to an eating disorder right before they come smack up against our "no assumptions about others'… Continue reading Try this on for size
So, you might have seen this douchehound responding to my gayest look the other day: Goddamn Kate. You are an unbelievably unattractive woman!! signed, every straight man with a set of eyes. (except for your closeted boyfriend, of course) The funny thing is, Sweet Machine approved it because she only skimmed, and thought he was… Continue reading In Which I Ramble About Attraction
Dearest Shapelings, Because I am a Lazy Fat Person, I am asking for your help. Since A) I'm still trying to put together an FAQ for this site (which has been temporarily back-burnered, but it's coming), B) I'm going to be writing a book soon, and C) there's a definite need for a Fat Acceptance… Continue reading Friday Stuff: Please Help us out with the 101 Crap
Last week, a reporter who was trying to get her head around the concept of Health at Every Size asked me, "So... what do you eat?" Food, mostly. Tree bark and car parts are much harder for the human body to digest. Next question? Smartassitude aside, I actually get questions like this a lot from… Continue reading Intuitive Eating Case Study: My Last Three Meals
All righty. I don't know what Fillyjonk and Sweet Machine's plans are, but posting from me will probably be light over the next few days, on accounta I've finally sat my fat ass down and begun beavering (heh) away at a long overdue Shapely Prose FAQ. I will be rolling it out in three parts:… Continue reading FAQ You All
Shapeling cggirl shared a story in the comments to the self-esteem thread that I imagine will sound familiar to many of us. when i was like 20, i was talking to my mother (who is a wonderful person and who i don’t blame for the culture into which she was born, which caused her to… Continue reading No A for effort