It’s troubling to see “wellness” programs become a core part of college life, because college is when people are most at risk of developing eating disorders. This piece details how diet culture is alive and well on campuses across the U.S.
Chairs are weird. You either never think about them. Or you think about them all the time. If you’ve never felt like chairs are a problem, then this might seem crazy to you. But if you’re tall or short or wide or have mobility issues, chairs tell you a story. They tell you whether you’re welcome… or not.
Far too few college campuses encourage students to trust their hunger and intuition. And far too many still provide nutrition information that encourages students to treat food as “good” or “bad”. This shouldn’t be a selling point to prospective students. It should be a warning sign.
Dear Broadway, just say no to fat jokes. It’s 2020.
Lizzo took a few moments during her VMA performance to say, “I’m tired of the bullshit. And I don’t have to know your story to know that you’re tired of the bullshit too. It’s so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back. Am I right?”
Most adults spend more than half of their waking hours at work. For those of us who work in offices, the right office chair can be the difference between productivity and pain. For plus size people, office furniture can be tricky to find. So-called “big and tall office chairs” often still have arms that don’t […]
We’re looking for 5-10 volunteers to start cataloging this information and more on 100 of the largest venues all across the United States. Our goal is to collect this data on every venue that seats more than 25,000 people in the U.S.
Some authors are known fat activists, like Lindy West and Roxane Gay. Some are known for other reasons, like acting in famous television shows, but the stories we’ve shared here involve their bodies. Funny, heartbreaking, smart, and familiar—these memoirs will resonate.
We humbly present you with a few books for a course in Fat History 101. These books, researched and written by credentialed historians, anthropologists, and other experts, illuminate the social history of fat bodies.
The holidays are officially upon us. If you’re like me, that means holiday parties with friends, family, and coworkers. Last year, I had six special occasion events that required cocktail or formal attire. That’s a lot for this girl on a budget! Luckily, I had a closet full of options thanks to my previous career […]