Canadian Doctors Admit Utter Failure of Weight Loss Interventions, Then Double Down

A Canadian panel has released new guidelines for “obesity management” that seem to be based on the adage “admit what you can’t deny, deny what you can’t admit,” while co-opting the language of fat activism in an attempt to keep their profession profitable. Let’s start with them admitting what they can’t deny.  As the paper’s … Continue reading Canadian Doctors Admit Utter Failure of Weight Loss Interventions, Then Double Down

Response to the NYT Article about Size Acceptance and Weight Loss

I was recently briefly quoted in a New York Times article called “Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight” and subtitled “Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?” For the record I was interviewed at length by the article’s author Abby Ellin, who was clear from the beginning … Continue reading Response to the NYT Article about Size Acceptance and Weight Loss

These Coronavirus Weight-Gain Memes Need To Stop Right F*cking Now

Greetings from social isolation, I hope that everyone reading this is doing as well as possible as we navigate this together. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, so of course, people are using this opportunity to perpetuate fatphobic bullshit. To be clear, there are serious conversations online about people fearing weight gain during … Continue reading These Coronavirus Weight-Gain Memes Need To Stop Right F*cking Now

Moving Beyond Weight-Neutral to Body Affirming

I was recently named an official Ambassador for NEDA (the National Eating Disorders Association) It puts me in absolutely incredible company and I’m truly honored. It’s NEDA’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and this year the theme is “Come As You Are.” As part of that, I contributed a piece to NEDA’s blog about making … Continue reading Moving Beyond Weight-Neutral to Body Affirming