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Princess FIona Cosplay Dilemma

July 23, 2014

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In October of last year, I attended Mile Hi Con in Denver. This is not an unusual occurrence. Since my husband and I have been in Colorado, we have attended many Mile Hi Cons. The thing that was unusual was that I cosplayed (or dressed up in a costume) for the first time in my history of attending Sci-Fi Cons.

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The Bethenny Frankel Body Debacle

July 22, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of eating disorders, weight loss and a posted image of a thin celebrity.

One good thing about social media is that fat-shamers can instantly get called out on their hateful attitudes in real time. Maria Kang took heat on Facebook for her “what’s your excuse?” posts and her negative opinions on larger women taking pictures of themselves wearing Curvy Girl lingerie. Marie Claire writer Maura Kelly faced immediate backlash and threats of subscription cancellations for saying she didn’t want to see fat people being intimate on TV, much less walk into a room. There was the Cintra Wilson incident, where she was boycotted by fat activists and allies (myself included) for her scathing review of JCPenney clothing, that included a not-so-nice dose of fat hate. And who can forget the Wiscon controversy, where pictures of fat people, disabled people and/or people in the LBGT community were taken secretly by blogger Rachel Moss and posted online for ridicule.

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Exercise as Medicine

July 21, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss and a video that includes weight loss talk.

I’ve noticed there are two kinds of people.

  1. There are people who are constantly active — they have trouble sitting still, they fidget (a lot), they need activity to function.
  2. And there are people who are perfectly fine with being still.

High energy people and low energy people.

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Good and Evil —

July 18, 2014

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I’ve always been hyper-self-conscious. I was a bit of a doofus growing up and simultaneously vigilant about not wanting others to think I was a doofus, which only hastens the downward spiral of doofiness. Personalitywise, I was a spaz wearing an oversized suit and clown shoes trying to play James Bond. If I’ve had one disadvantage in my life, it’s having been socially incompetent to the point of parody.

Me and John

Everybody’s got something to hide, except for me and my monkey.

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Learning from Mistakes

July 17, 2014

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Fat Fashion

In the past few years, I’ve reluctantly adopted the title of prepper because it shorthands the conversation. “I see things people wish they had in natural disasters and wonder what I’d want in that situation” is the longhand.

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Young Adult revisited: A critical look at Sweet Valley High

July 16, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of anorexia in a fictional story.

Young adult literature was a lot different back in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, we have an endless series of humans falling in love with vampires, zombies, werewolves and other assorted creatures of the night. We have teenagers fighting in dystopian societies who must enter violent and deadly competitions to survive and/or to change the status quo. We have ordinary teenagers who suddenly learn they have special powers and they are the only ones to stop the evil about to takeover their town.

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I Wonder/Cultivating Compassion

July 15, 2014

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Today, I have the honor of introducing our latest blogger: Jean Braithwaite. I made the executive decision to add Jean to our blogging ranks after we were reunited on Facebook nearly 15 years after she taught my favorite Creative Writing class at Mizzou. Jean has written a fat memoir and after today’s post I’m sure you’ll find my judgment is spot on.

Lots of people in the Fatosphere have already written to rebut or scold Linda Kelsey, so there’s no point in my doing that one more time. I want to take a slightly different angle. In today’s post on Never Diet Again UK, my hero Angela Meadows wonders about the average person’s reaction to Kelsey’s Daily Mail editorial last week.  If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the screed already, where Kelsey figures that three fat girls ahead of her in line are “obviously unconcerned” about their size — because look, they’re laughing and chatting! They’re wearing shorts at the airport! Furthermore, Kelsey just knows “most fatties” are “doing nothing substantial to reduce” and while she has “sympathy for those with genuine metabolic conditions,” she just knows that “the majority of today’s fatties” aren’t in that category, they’re “simply too greedy, ill-disciplined and or ignorant” to stay thin, like she does.

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