Mind The Gap

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13 Things Your Plus Size Guests Want You to Know This Holiday Season

As seasons change and you start planning holiday parties and gatherings, I hope the plans in your head are nothing short of grand. All the fancy things. Stinky cheeses, shiny decorations, and sweet confections. I also expect the comfort of your guests is on your mind. And since chances are you have at least one […]

Dining Chairs Plus Size People Love & Where To Buy Them

According to a recent survey conducted by AllGo, 95% of plus-size people experience anxiety when going somewhere new. What’s the leading cause of that anxiety? Not knowing if the place they’re headed to will have plus-size friendly seating. What makes seating good for plus size people? Over the last year, we’ve collected thousands of reviews, […]

The “Hidden Curriculum” Taught by Desks in College Classrooms (Almost) Everywhere

The needs of fat students cannot continue to be ignored. A small desk tells every fat student on campus that they are not welcome. It is one more piece of evidence that something is wrong with them, and they don’t belong. Instead, college and university leadership must take steps to increase the accessibility of their spaces, especially classrooms.

The Single Clothing Item That Gave Me My First Real Taste of Fat Community

It was about six months after I formally launched AllGo. I was in a restaurant bar in Southeast Portland. (The place wasn’t AllGo-approved by the way, but we made it work.) I was with several “fat internet celebrities” and really nervous. I didn’t know if I was [hip/fat-positive/creative] enough to interest them. The group was […]

When Your World Shrinks

This piece was originally published on lindleyashine.com. It is republished here with the owner’s express permission. The third time it happened, I started to wonder. I pulled off my fleece hoodie and reversed it, putting my arms inside the torso of the garment as a sort of straitjacket, confining my arms to the small bubble […]