Mind The Gap

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This May Shock You, But Your Concern Is Killing Us

Written by Rebecca Alexander. Art by Body Liberation Photos. I don’t have to tell you that our society equates size with health. And I may not have to tell you that this is a false equivalence. But this is information that bears repeating: Not all thin people are healthy. And not all fat people are […]

You Never Know: An Infinifat Podcaster on the Importance of AllGo

Are you that friend who pipes up in every conversation with, “I heard about that on a podcast the other…”? Well, so am I and now, I’ve added The Fat Lip, a funny, intelligent, informative podcast for fat people, by fat people to my audio listening queue. The Fat Lip is a monthly-podcast started by […]

Why The Sidelines Are Not Good Enough

Over the next few days, we’re going to shine a light on some of the powerful stories illustrate the need for AllGo. This is a story about the fierce and fabulous Shilo George.     I met Shilo George on Monday, October 2, 2017 on the first night of an entrepreneur boot camp. As women […]

Strong, Practical, and Hopeful: J of Comfy Fat

I love nothing more than to curl up all comfy on a lazy Sunday at Casa Alexander. But lately, I’ve been inspired by J Aprileo of Comfy Fat to ponder an alternate reality: “What if traveling could feel more like a lazy Sunday and less like a stressful grind on my body?” I think we […]

I’m Sexy And Chrystal Knows It

Written by Rebecca Alexander. Chrystal Bougon, the woman behind Curvy Girl Lingerie, “calls bullshit” on the idea that fat people are not sexy. Oh, and the fact that she’s built a successful business around this idea says she’s right. Curvy Girl Lingerie designs and produces beautiful lingerie specifically for sizes 12 to 28 and shows that […]

Why We Absolutely Love Fat Kid Dance Party

Written by Rebecca Alexander. There are just too many things to love about Bevin Branlandingham. She’s been part of the fat acceptance movement for over fifteen years, penned many a blog on her queer-fat experience at QueerFatFemme.com, produced a podcast before it was cool, and founded Fat Kid Dance Party: an inclusive, accessible dance aerobics class […]

Who Takes Your Body Positive Boudoir Shots? An Interview with Photographer Suma Jane Dark.

Written by Rebecca Alexander. Art courtesy of Suma Jane Dark. Last month, the Willamette Week published a piece about Portland’s out-sized footprint on Instagram. The piece claimed our city has more than our fair share of influencers making a living from their social media profiles. I wasn’t surprised to read this post, but I was surprised […]

The Purpose of This App Will Inspire You

Written by Rebecca Alexander. Art by Michael Poley. Like so many other fat people, every time I am invited to a new restaurant (not to mention a new music venue or movie theater), I experience a wash of anxiety. What will the seats be like? If I get there 15 minutes early, will I be able […]

You Need This Body Positive Podcast In Your Life

Written by Rebecca Alexander. Art courtesy of She’s All Fat. The Podcast Renaissance is alive and well in my life. I listen to political shows, pods that turn honesty into an art form, and shows that just tell great stories. If we ever run into each other and you ask me what my favorite podcast is, […]