Warning: Possible triggers ahead regarding the word “fat” and euphemisms for fat.
By now, many of you may have heard that Walmart recently came under scrutiny because one of the pages on its website listed plus-sized Halloween costumes as “Fat Girl Costumes.” Lots of news outlets reported that Walmart wasn’t aware of the issue — and as soon as it was discovered they removed the offending words. Walmart also issued this apology from multiple Twitter handles, “This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We worked quickly to remove this.”
Trigger warning: Discussion of intuitive eating and health strategies.
As a Fat Acceptance (FA) activist and proponent of Health at Every Size® (HAES), I advocate intuitive eating. I’ve done my best over the past four years, since finding HAES and FA, to follow it myself. Problem is that I’ve also had chronic nausea that entire time. And I don’t mean a little bit of feeling ill either. I mean randomly getting physically ill, staying in bed all day because I’m too sick to move, putting off doing things I need to do or enjoy because I don’t feel well enough.
It’s like a four-and-a-half year pregnancy with morning sickness the entire time (but without the reward of a beautiful bundle of joy at the end). Being that sick, day in and day out, is not fun. It wears on you.
As of this post, TLC has canceled their popular reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, after alleged accusations that June, the mother of Honey Boo Boo (a.k.a. Alana Thompson), who recently separated from her husband Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, is dating a convicted child sex offender. TLC had a whole new season in the can but decided to eat the financial loss, and said they will continue to provide support to Honey Boo Boo and her siblings.
I came across this article on Emme recently in People. When I was a 90s teenager, Emme was my first exposure to the idea of plus-size modeling. Prior to her, Cindy Crawford epitomized modeling to me. These days, outlets like Instagram make anyone a model. A fashion blogger provides more relevant content than Seventeen does. What good is seeing what the cool prom dresses are when none of them will fit your body? Then again, I skipped all things dance.
I’m just going to leave Mary Lambert’s Secrets video here for you all.