We were thrilled when Shapeling A Sarah posted this poem as a rejoinder to a grossly fat-shaming one that is making its way around via email forwards. Thank you, A Sarah, for sharing your brilliant wit with all of us! About A Sarah: "I write song parodies as a way to deal with stress (and… Continue reading A Visit from Aunt Fattie
Dearest Aunt Fattie, I need fat friends. As soon as possible, please. Over the past year I've really started to accept my body and practice HAES. I stopped dieting and started living life to the fullest. I've become more outgoing, I dress better and am much more confident. The only problem? I have very few… Continue reading Ask Aunt Fattie: Where can I find fat friends?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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