Walking into fitness environments is tricky territory for a fat person. Most of us are definitely there to be less fat. I understand this. But, there are a growing number of us there who aren't trying to "lose weight" or "get skinnier". I am one of those people. I adore weight lifting. I love a … Continue reading Just Let Me Be Fat
It happened so fast. Auto-pilot. There are these moments that occur when I'm no longer forcing my hands to do their task: they're simply following pre-destined programming that understands my boundaries and understands when I have finally taken all I can. The message came in, a flurry of letters and words and sentences and accusations … Continue reading Stand, and sometimes lay, in love.
Dear Body, What an adventure 2018 was. This year you really challenged me, expected more from me, and reminded me who I am and who I am supposed to be. When Type 2 Diabetes showed up, you forced me to confront my ableist argument against fat-shaming: "Yeah, I may be fat, but I'm also healthy!!" … Continue reading Dear Body – 2018
A few months ago I unfollowed a woman on Instagram I had been following for nearly a year because she did something I found completely despicable. She was a white woman who tanned so excessively her skintone appeared very dark (but orange). She also regularly manipulated her photos to make herself appear darker. And over … Continue reading Please Don’t Appropriate Hashtags
You are MORE Than your body Trapping a soul big enough to push through the boundaries this world will place around you just for existing in it You are MORE Than your mistakes Making you believe you don't deserve to succeed, feel joy, find love, discover peace, be complete You are MORE Than your circumstances … Continue reading More
There is this weird tip-toe thin people (especially liberals) do around the word "fat". They use words like, "heavy", "bigger", and the like. They're terrified of uttering it, except in a low voice, with eyes cast down just slightly, hands draped over drinks with other thin friends on a Moms Night Out. They do this … Continue reading Dear Thin People: “Fat” Is Not A Slur
"I am not a perfect pumpkin...and I have never tried to be." A body-positive poem about being imperfect.