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Ask Aunt Fattie: What do I say when people compliment my weight loss?

Dear Aunt Fattie, Over the past couple of months, I have embraced HAES, starting working on my negative body image, bought some pretty clothes in my correct size(s) (including new bras that actually fit), and got a great (shorter) haircut. Moderate exercise energizes me and makes me give off a rosy endorphin glow. In short,… Continue reading Ask Aunt Fattie: What do I say when people compliment my weight loss?

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Ask Aunt Fattie: Why was I left out of the fat girls’ weekend getaway?

Dear Aunt Fattie, Last summer one of my best friends (we'll call her K) spent the day at the beach with another group of girls we hang out with. I was unable to go, but would normally have been there. That day they had a great time hanging out, drinking Bloody Marys. The three of… Continue reading Ask Aunt Fattie: Why was I left out of the fat girls’ weekend getaway?

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Ask Aunt Fattie: How do I stop feeling negative about my girlfriend’s fat?

Hi Aunt Fattie -- So I'm a late-twenty-something lady who is dating another twenty-something lady. I am a curvy sort of lady who spent years upon years hating myself and censoring myself and focusing on other people's (perceived) dislike of my body, etc., went through much disordered eating, and am just finally starting to come… Continue reading Ask Aunt Fattie: How do I stop feeling negative about my girlfriend’s fat?

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Ask Aunt Fattie: Can I ask my school to provide bigger chairs?

Dear Aunt Fattie, I am starting law school in August. I am excited about school and my career plans. I did notice a problem when I was touring the school, however. All of the classroom seats are at long tables with chairs attached to the table supports. The chairs have no legs of their own,… Continue reading Ask Aunt Fattie: Can I ask my school to provide bigger chairs?

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Ask Aunt Fattie: My new potential beau hates his fat

Dearest Aunt Fattie, I was recently excited to stumble across an online dating site which includes a body shape descriptor - I prefer larger guys and want both my own size and my preference in men to be stated up front. Not long after signing up, I found a cute, sweet-seeming fat dude who shared… Continue reading Ask Aunt Fattie: My new potential beau hates his fat