April 1 - 7, 2018
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Articles and Blogs
So you're feeling too fat to be photographed
by Teresa S Porter
“Our vanity is no longer enough of a reason to avoid the camera. Life doesn’t wait until you “get thin” enough to capture it. Life is happening... it is happening right now and the only moment we are guaranteed is the one we are living.”
How Is Your Dieting Mentality Influencing Your Children?
by Crystal Karges
“young children are often influenced by their mothers’ weight-loss attempts and dieting behaviors, and children of dieting mothers may be more likely to experience body dissatisfaction, chronic dieting, and disordered eating as they grow.”
Fatphobia: The Ghost of Weight-Related Trauma
by Isabel Foxen Duke
“The fear, shame, or judgments you experience around weight are not fundamental to your being—but rather, expressions of an energy outside of yourself—an external force that invades your consciousness and hypnotizes you without your permission.”
Eating disorders are a serious problem in the LGBTQ community—one we too often ignore.
by Daniel Summers
“Those...who provide medical or mental health care to gender and sexual minorities should take care to screen our patients for [eating] problems. And all LGBTQ people should consider re-examining what we expect of each other and ourselves.”
Demoted or dismissed because of your weight? The reality of the size ceiling
by Renate van der Zee
“As long as we are all terrified of becoming fat, this will go on. Yes, we are terrified. Because we all know how fat people are treated in this society.”
Food porn and fatness
by Jessica Valenti
“You’re probably eating performatively, and Lindy West wants you to stop”