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 …

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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 …

Fat Chance

I recently came across the 1994 NFB documentary Fat Chance (dir. Jeff McKay), a feature-length film that follows Rick Zakowich, a fat man in Winnipeg, as he moves from a state of self-loathing to one of self-acceptance. I was hesitant to watch the film, as I am with most artifacts from our culture that focus …

12 Good Fatty Archetypes

I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be a "good fatty" lately, and stumbled across this awesome comic by Stacy Bias that perfectly illustrates, describes and explores various types of "good fatties." Check it out here. You can even download this amazing artwork as a zine!