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.
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 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 […]
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.
Last summer, we posted a shot of me, my car, and my super cute puppy on Instagram and it ignited a great conversation about cars in our community. We heard dozens of you about the challenges you face while car shopping and taking rides in taxis and their modern-day app-enabled equivalents. I read all of […]
This series on campus accessibility will detail common problems plus-size people experience and offer solutions for colleges and universities to implement.
Written by Rebecca Alexander. For business owners and office managers, creating a warm and welcoming reception area is an important part of the job. From dentist offices to salons, waiting areas are where customers form first impressions of your business. According to recent survey conducted by AllGo, one in three Americans report encountering places where they […]
Big Fig Mattress is helping AllGo celebrate our launch by giving a mattress set to one of you! If you haven’t heard of Big Fig Mattress yet, they’re the first mattress company designing specifically for plus-size people. Their product has 1,600 springs, high-density foams, and a cooling layer to help our hot bods stay comfortable all […]
Written by Rebecca Alexander. Art by Mechanic Shop Femme. Fat-friendly cars (or vehicles that are good for plus-size people) have been on our mind lately at AllGo. We really enjoyed the conversation that ensued on Instagram when we posted a photo of our founder and her furry friend in their ride. (Join the convo here!) So, […]