Author Archive: lusciouswords

Who Are the Real Women

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
It seems that every day I see something about “real women” Whether it’s an article calling women who aren’t models “real women,” or stores that sell clothes for fat people advertising that their clothes are for “real women”, or ads for plus-size dating sites indicating that they will help men find “real…

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Back Off My Big Fat Body

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
Photo by Richard Sabel. Everyday I hear messages from society about my fat body. I’m told that it’s a sign of moral failing, laziness, it’s a shortcoming, it’s unattractive, blah blah blah –  the negative messages are incessant and ubiquitous. I spent a lot of my life so intent…

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Playing the political correctness card in Rotherham

This isn’t the normal fare I pass along or write, but it’s a damn good piece about a topic that needs to be discussed!

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the HAES® files: Creating a Buffet of Movement©

Originally posted on Health At Every Size® Blog:
by Rochelle Rice This information can be used by the health professional to discuss with a patient/client as well as for the person desiring to lead an active lifestyle that is NOT about going to the gym. Running, jumping, skipping and laughing…all activities you may have done…

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The Religion of Weight Loss

Originally posted on Fierce, Freethinking Fatties:
For the past two weeks, I have been observing and participating in #notyourgoodfatty on Twitter, which you can read the genesis of here. In summary, the hashtag was started when fat activist Amanda Levitt and mazzie had a conversation during which mazzie came up with the hashtag as a…

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What Fat Acceptance Doesn’t Mean

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
Sorry for the lapse in blogging, More Cabaret hosted our first all plus-size variety show in Los Angeles and it was awesome. Then we moved, that was less awesome but is more awesome now that we’re actually in the new house. Anyway, I’m back and I’ve missed you all!…

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URGENT! Fat Filmmaker Being Harassed by Haters

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
Lindsey Averill is in the process of co-creating the documentary “Fattitude:  A Body Positive Documentary” which the kickstarter page describes as “A feature-length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice, and then offers an alternative way of thinking.”  She is working to crowdfund the project and has…

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Feminism, Scales, and Me: A Love Story

Originally posted on Disrupting Dinner Parties:
“Could you step on the scale, please?” My reaction to that simple request, as always, is both visceral and invisible. Obediently I take off my shoes and step up. Meanwhile, the familiar crawling, itchy tug of dread –  the preemptive prickles of shame – the leaden sinking knowledge of…

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May Contain Fewer Zs

Originally posted on Fierce, Freethinking Fatties:
Please join us in welcoming our newest blogging candidate, Chelle. She will be submitting three guest posts before we vote on her inclusion. Trigger warning: Discussion of multiple weight loss attempts. I hate my story. I find it simultaneously boring and complex and, more than that, I’m always worried…

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Fat Girls and Rape Culture

Originally posted on Fierce, Freethinking Fatties:
Trigger warning: Rape culture This is a topic I dread talking about. It’s majorly triggering for me and for so many other women (and men), but it’s something that needs to be addressed. Rape culture is prevalent, insidious, and normalized in our society. It’s everywhere, and every time someone…

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