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Fat can come from a lot of different things in life, but would you ever blame the government for your weight? A mother does. Liz Thomson, a mother of an 11-year-old girl, said she wanted more government support for those who have obese children. Many disagreed with Thomson’s opinions when she went on British TV program, […]

August 19, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Do you remember learning about fat in school? Sure, it was in a health, nutrition or science class, right? But did you learn about fat in terms of how it relates to society? I was reading, and a quote made me stop to re-read it again because it made me go, “Wow.” The quote was: “Anti-fat […]

Would you ever give up on your dream job because of your weight? I’m sure that’s not how the plan would go, but what if that’s what just happens? That’s what Rachel Fox did. She thought she was too fat to be a scientist, and quit her job because of it. Could you imagine?! I […]

August 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM

  “She’s big. You know, a little overweight. But not like, obese.” So she’s fat? “No!” — Why are we so afraid to use the word fat? The word has such a negative connotation, but there’s nothing wrong with it. We all have fat, in case you’ve forgotten. We use words like, big, overweight, wide […]

August 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM

I met a girl who was always talking about her weight. She was obsessed with the number on that scale and talked about her daily exercise routine and food intake fairly often. One day, I asked why she wanted to lose weight so badly. She said she wanted to “look hot.” I didn’t know what to say back […]

August 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM

#FatSideStories went viral with people sharing their deepest, most private secrets about their struggles with body shaming and self-esteem. I admittedly don’t like the word “fat” but the stories that people have shared, are a reminder that the community of curve women is so much stronger when working together to build each other up. From sharing […]

August 12, 2016 at 9:08 AM

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called chubby, big or fat. My family members would tell me that as a baby, my arms and legs were comparable to lotus roots. They were big and round. In my family, I was pretty much one of the chubbiest girls. I had always been that […]

August 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM

I’m all for ladies who have curvy bodies naturally, but don’t go wearing a waist trainer to try to get that hourglass figure if you don’t already have one. Just saying, your body is perfectly wonderful the way that it is. However, I get it. The hourglass figure is something you want to attain. We’ve […]

“Hi! How are you? It’s been too long. You look like you’ve lost weight.” Stop. Right. There. Has anyone ever told you that it looks like you’ve lost weight? I understand there’s small talk about the weather, you ask people about their family or work, but people need to stop telling others that it looks like […]

July 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

“I’d die if I got fat.” “All my clothes make me look fat.” Stop. Just stop. Do you realize saying statements like these is fat-shaming yourself? Yes, I’m guilting of doing this as well. But recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people fat-shaming themselves, and I can’t help but wonder why. It makes me cringe […]

Sometimes, you meet people and you spend the rest of your first interaction wishing you had known them forever. That’s how it feels to meet Jessamyn Stanley. It will not matter if you meet her in person, over a Skype call, or in an email – she is the personification of warmth. This light and […]