Making a Difference

Are we making a difference when it comes to spreading the message that all bodies are good bodies? We are up against loud voices, funded by big money (the diet industry is estimated to bring in about sixty billion dollars a year!). It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by those odds. But …

University Study: Duh

Where do I even start with this one? We don’t need a university study to tell us that there is a HUGE lack of athletic wear for plus-sized bodies. WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS. (And I highly doubt that asking 56 fat women if there’s a lack of …

Programming Note

A little programming note for ya: It’s come to my attention (hi, Sam!) that not everyone is on Facebook. Of course I knew that, but still, I’ve been posting way more over there than I have here. That changes today! Starting… now!… whenever I post on Facebook, I’ll add the …

My First Friend, My Enemy

Let me tell you about my first friend, “Barb.” Barb has been in my life for… well, forever. I can’t remember a time when she wasn’t there. We got along great when we were young, but then when puberty hit and we started liking boys, things got rocky. I knew that …

Let’s Talk About Acceptance

You guys! First of all, hi. I know, it’s been ages. Even though I haven’t been posting, I’m still thinking about y’all a lot. I hope things are going well for you, that you are living your best life, and you are taking care of the body you’ve got in …

My Fatkini and Me

So, I just got back from vacation. A beach vacation. Before I went, I bought a fatkini. On our second day, I put the fatkini on and I went down to the beach. And you know what happened? Nothing. Nobody looked at me. Nobody even seemed to notice me. I sunned …

I’ll Be Here When You Get Back

Hey, hi. How are you doing? I see you’ve been posting a lot about your body lately, and I thought we could talk about it for a minute or two. I saw your posts about hating your body and wanting to change it. I get that. We are told that …

What Doesn’t Fit

You know when you’re clothes shopping and something doesn’t fit, and that feels really crappy? Chances are, you’ve hated your body for that lack of fit, not the clothes. One of the best things you can do for your body-related mental health is to flip that right on its head. It …

Things I’m Over

(Skip to the end if you’re looking for a Polar Plunge update. Start here if you’d like to hear about all the things I’m totally over these days.) Y’all, I am over so. many. things. I’ve reached a place in my body love/acceptance journey where I don’t have the patience or …

Taking the Plunge

We’re almost a full month into 2016, so I’m gonna call it: This it The Year of Doing Things That Scare You. Are you in? First up: I’ve been asked to participate in a polar plunge, one of those fundraising events where you jump into a lake in the middle …