Category Archives: Fatness

Feeling fat.

When my job (and my whole living situation) changed a little while back, I was thrown into body image crises I hadn’t experienced since my early 20s – hating the way I look. Feeling bad about my eating. Zero interest in moving my body. Weight gain. It is tempting, always so tempting, to rely on […]

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A love affair with gravity.

for K. Since I started doing this crazy accept-my-body thing eleven years ago, there has been a series of ups and downs with my own body image. I go through good times, I go through bad times. Sometimes really, really bad times. Over the years, the good times get longer and the bad times get […]

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Pictures of you.

If all you ever saw were daisies, being confronted with a rose might freak you out. I’m thinking today about body image. My body image, to be specific, and the way I feel when suddenly confronted with photographs of myself taken by other people, showing my whole body. The experience is one of immediate shock, […]

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Notes on “Heavy.”

I don’t normally write about TV shows. In fact, I purposely avoid watching TV shows about nutrition, fitness, and weight loss because they annoy me, and my yelling at the television then annoys my husband. But when I saw the advertisements for A&E’s new show Heavy (in between advertisements for Hoarders and Intervention, in case […]

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Quotes from the (Outer) Fatosphere

There’s quite a bit of good writing not syndicated by our own dear little feed, so I thought it would be cool to start linking some of the stuff I run into elsewhere. So, in response to a loathsome editorial postulating that the extravagant air conditioning of public spaces is the fault of the fat, […]

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