HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 22, 2019
May 31 - June 6, 2019
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Articles & Blogs
I’m obese. I want a healthy lifestyle. But it’s often inaccessible to disabled people like me.
by Pasquale Toscano
"Our [disabled and fat] bodies are doubly a spectacle, not only because of our size but because we move and function differently in the world, two realities that mutually inform and magnify one another.”
CW: weight centrism in the context of lived experience
Watching Our Weight Could Be Killing Us
by Virginia Heffernan
“I finally took in...the idea that body size and food consumption might, just might, not be the be-all and end-all of health and well-being, and that worrying about body size and food consumption—and haphazardously dieting in sync with those worries—might be compromising, rather than improving, my life.”
The Photographers Fighting Instagram’s Censorship of Nude Bodies
by Kelsey Ables
"the censoring of bodies is a centuries-old tradition. Not unlike the Catholic Church’s efforts in 1563 to hide the penises of Renaissance sculptures with fig leaves, today, nudity is blotted out by pixels on Instagram photos.”
Fatphobia In Eating Disorder Recovery Exists. And Now My Friend Might Die Because Of It.
by Sam Dylan Finch
Fatphobia in eating disorder recovery exists. And now my friend might die because of it.
[Shira’s a friend of mine and I can vouch for the authenticity of this piece. I wish I could fly to the US, scoop her up and help her! It sounds like funds for treatment with another facility is the most practical way to help, so I’ve donated, wish I could do more😢]
The Body Positivity Movement Isn't For Me, So I'll Be Seeking Fat Acceptance Elsewhere
By Katie Greenall
“although it was at times painful, starting to talk out about my experiences as a fat person was very liberating. It was these conversations, combined with tapping into the fat community online really changed my outlook on my body, and in turn enabled me to create a show talking about my, and other people’s, relationship to my body."