“The Gifts of Fatness” by Your Fat Friend

I know the extraordinary work it takes just to call a truce with your own embattled body. The strength required to withstand conversations with thinner friends, expounding on their hatred of their own bodies, proudly oblivious to the judgments they pass about your body every day... ... You have taken on the daring feat of …

VIRGIE TOVAR’S Take the Cake: Why Fat Liberation Isn’t About Whether Fat People Are Healthy

If we truly, truly wanted health as a nation we would see the decision to end militarization, we would see initiatives to end homelesness, we would see true moves toward closing prisons, we would see campaigns to end discrimination (which we know causes long term health damage to stigmatized people), we would see earnest efforts …

Can Television Destroy Diet Culture?

If Dietland is symbolic of larger body-positivity movements outside the show, Insatiable (which debuts on Netflix on Friday) is a timely reminder of how popular culture has always treated larger bodies... ... The most interesting thing about Insatiable is the response it’s drawn. Reviews for the show are almost entirely negative. The petition to cancel its release altogether has more than 225,000 signatures. If …