August 2 - August 8, 2019
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Articles & Blogs
Why I Regret my Weight Loss Surgery
by Becky Barnes
"these fat women loved themselves, or at the very least lived unapologetically. They had blogs full of pictures of them enjoying fashion and living life to the absolute fullest. A wave of positivity began to sweep over me. I could feel my mindset changing; I wanted to get involved and feel part of this wonderful community. A community that didn’t judge me on my size. A community that told me I was good enough.”
CN: account of severe body disparagement prior to finding self acceptance
The Demystification of the Postpartum Female Body
by Ashley Fetters
"You have Instagram, you have Facebook, you have this idealized version [of new motherhood]” getting publicized and shared on social media...I bet if you searched a million images of new babies and new mothers, you’d get only one image that focuses on swollen ankles...Which can lead...to unrealistic expectations and discomfort with sharing the less adorable realities of new parenthood.”
BMI modifier for surgeons nothing more than a 'fat tax'
by Cynara Geissler, Layla Cameron, Katrina Molson and Calla Evans
“For fat and thin bodies alike, unforeseen complications may arise. Additionally, some physical characteristics may make it more difficult to insert a needle, and varying degrees of mobility or one’s age may impact the amount of time it takes to situate a patient on an operating table.
As there is no ‘difficulty tax’ applied to other bodies, this reveals the underlying fat stigma of this policy."
'If I see another ad for "shapewear" I'll scream'
by Jane de Graaff
"Honestly, it’s hard to love those soft bits when we keep being told to get them under ‘control’. So, I’m going home to throw my spanx in the bin, because the revolution has just begun, and I refuse to be ‘controlled’ by anyone. And I happen to think those ‘out of control’ soft bits are beautiful.”
CN: author has non-stigmatized body shape
Valley woman conquers Kilimanjaro with body-positive Curvy Kili Crew
by Miasha Lee
"Part of our message is that you can climb the tallest freestanding mountain in any body you have as long as you’ve trained and prepared yourself properly...We shouldn’t wait until we have a certain kind of body to do anything in this world.”