Serious Trigger Warning: Frank discussion of weight loss and weight loss surgery.
We’re coming up on our five-year anniversary here at Fierce, Freethinking Fatties and there’s one subject that I don’t think I’ve really ever talked about at length, oddly enough: those people who are among the fattest of the fat.
Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss.
Body-positive shows starring fat people are far and few between, but amongst all the “New Year! New you!” crap there is one that might just be a welcome alternative to The Biggest Loser. Unfortunately, it’s airing on TLC, the channel of multiple births, over-the-top weddings and drama queens.
Trigger warning: Fat hate and disability shaming.
General warning: Sarcasm against trolls
Between FFF and my own blog Adventures of a Part-Time Wheeler, I’ve gotten a few comments from trolls (at least one of whom doesn’t think they are … go me!). I could probably ignore them, but my schedule has me busy enough that I feel like addressing the comments will at least shut my neurotic brain up on things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
Disclaimer: I am neither a psychologist, nor a mental health professional. The following is solely my personal opinion.
Are you a caretaker?
No? Doesn’t sound familiar?
What if I asked if you were a people-pleaser? Sound a bit closer to home? No?
Maybe this one might be closer to the mark: nice. Are you nice?
Yes! Yes, of course you are!
You’re nice. Super squishy, sugary, goody-good nice.
Trigger warning: Discussion of weight, health and weight loss.
Here’s another article for the “No shit, Sherlock” file: “‘Obesity Paradox’ Apparent in Heart Failure” (complete with the requisite headless fatty photo that just has to accompany any article about being fat). That “obesity paradox” they’re talking about is the fact that fat people don’t die as often as their thinner peers when they have heart problems.
Trigger warning: Discussion of exercising.
Oh the campus gym … what an interesting place for people watching.
Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss, weight loss surgery and diet talk.
Over the past five years, I’ve done a number of book reviews, both fiction and nonfiction. I’m not a huge fan of doing book reviews because once I agree to review a book and receive the review copy, I begin to feel a kind of pressure. Almost all the books I review are written with a Fat Acceptance (FA) or Health at Every Size® (HAES) perspective and, as such, I feel pressure to positively promote the work of my fellow writers.