Recently I got an e-mail from the editor-in-chief of the Magazine New Moon Girls letting me know that I was in an article about food and eating. Even though the article was by Dr. Katja Rowell who I know does amazing work because I know her from the fat-o-sphere and her site, http://www.thefeedingdoctor.com, I will … Continue reading Talking to Kids About Food and Eating
When I first had the idea to put up billboards in response to the Strong4Life campaign of shame and weight bullying, people said that it was impossible. They were wrong: Thousands of people helped get the word out about the campaign (Thanks everybody!) 1010 people donated their own money to the cause (Thanks to every … Continue reading The Billboards Are Going Up Today!
By now you may have heard that the children in the Strong4Life child shaming campaign who talk about being sick and teased because of their weight are actually healthy, confident kids who happen to be large. Recently another ad campaign showed a headless fat man with his leg amputated with pictures of crutches and soda, … Continue reading Wait – Those Kids are Healthy?
And I have some! This blog is a bunch of cool things, really not very related to one another. Read on because I’m about to reveal the super secret blog project that we’ve been talking about for a couple of months, I also have some cool news about levels of obesity. But first, as I … Continue reading Sure Could Use a Little Good News
You may remember the Disney “Habit Heroes” debacle – a “ride” where bad habits were represented by fat people who kids defeated with the help of “Will Power” and “Callie Stenics” and the character played by the kids started out as a fat kid who got progressively skinnier as the game progressed. In short, it … Continue reading Disney Does It Better – Activism Works
Earlier this year I was asked to give a super workshop at the NAAFA convention following up on the Georgia Billboard Project. I decided to use the talk to discuss ways that we can get people interested and involved in fat activism projects. If you have trouble with the audio, you can read the transcription … Continue reading I’m Here to Recruit You
Reader Michelle forwarded me a ridiculous graph called “This is Why You’re Fat America” listing the calorie counts for some very rich restaurant foods. I seriously doubt that The Cheesecake Factory is the patient zero from which all American fatness stems. But this highlights a larger issue. I have noticed that guessing why fat people … Continue reading You Can Stop Wondering Why I’m Fat
I told you last week that Joanne Dolgoff, the doctor in charge of the kids on this season of The Biggest Loser, had reached out and offered to have a telephone call with me about my concerns with having kids on TBL this season. A couple hours before the scheduled call she cancelled with an … Continue reading Biggest Loser’s Dangerously Wackadoodle Fantasy Land
There’s something that I see happen a lot when fat people are defending ourselves or become angry about the way we are treated. I see it on this blog in the comments and on other blogs, on Facebook, I’ve done it myself. Someone will get upset, rant a little, perhaps swear a little then they’ll … Continue reading I’m not F-ing Sorry
A lot of my friends are bemoaning their return to work today. Not because they dislike their jobs, necessarily, but because of what their work is likely to put them through because it’s the beginning of a new year. Many companies start New Years Weight Loss initiatives. If your work is doing this, you have … Continue reading Being Fat at Work