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Draft Card —

October 3, 2014

As you may have seen by now, two of our wonderfully talented and prolific Generals in the War on Fat, Angie Meadows and Dr. Deah Schwartz, are stepping down to focus on their own projects. They’re going to continue fighting the good fight by leading the charge in other theaters, and we look forward to our continued push toward victory. As a result, we’re looking for a few good fatties to fill our ranks. You don’t need to be an experienced blogger, just a voice and a perspective on life as a fat person. The process is straightforward, just check out our Join Us page to find out how you can enlist. [INSERT OTHER JINGOISTIC METAPHORS HERE]

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My first week as a Scooter Fatty

October 20, 2014

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Because of the generosity of many folks in the FFF and Fat Acceptance communities along with a lot of personal friends on Facebook, I was able to get a used TravelScoot with the money that was raised (the owner was upgrading, so this one needed a new, loving home).  Thank you thank you thank you!

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Mary Lambert’s Secrets Video is Amazing (That’s All)

October 17, 2014

I’m just going to leave Mary Lambert’s Secrets video here for you all.

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Put Your Hands in the Air

October 15, 2014

Today, I want to dedicate this post to someone whom I hold in high regard; someone whom I have had the explicit pleasure of meeting in real life, a true biz superstar in my profession; someone who has, just by her presence, encouraged me to not only exist in public, but to flourish. Her name is Amber Galloway Gallego.

Amber Galloway Gallego

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500 Spartans —

October 14, 2014

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As it happens, this is my 500th post for Fierce, Freethinking Fatties, the community blog I started five years ago with good omens. At the time, this blog was a reaction to my anger and frustration with what I saw as a provincial, judgmental movement that had no place for me. As with every endeavor I have ever undertaken, I expected to spark a revolution and change the way we talk about Fat Acceptance.

But a funny thing happened on the way to building the forum: this blog and its readers changed me.

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Is obesity a cancer risk?

October 13, 2014

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Is Obesity a Cancer Risk? is rather difficult to take at face value, especially when most of the co-authors have ties to pharmaceutical and diet/exercise companies. However, even without those ties and the resulting conflicts of interest, there’s a lot to deconstruct in this article. Read more…

I’m Alone Out Here: My Soylent Adventure, Part 3

October 8, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of dietary restrictions for reasons other than weight loss, as well as people who engage in similar restrictions for weight loss. Also, mention of eating disorders and weight loss surgery.

Check out the first and second installments of Jean’s exploration with soylent.

So, the first thing I do after reading the soylent article in the New Yorker is go to the commercial website and watch the advertisement, which gets me excited. “What if you never had to worry about food again?” A rainbow of vibrant multiracial young people go about their diverse pursuits while sipping intermittently from containers of blended soylent. They’re high-tech and vigorous, studying law, exercising, backpacking, DJing at a club (oh, and, of course, they’re all thin). Set free from the food-related chores of shopping, cooking, and kitchen cleanup, they can fully dedicate themselves to their true passions.

Oh, yeah, I want this.

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Changing Hearts is Sometimes Easier than Changing the Patterns in Our Minds

October 7, 2014

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I have recently been reminded that even when we “get” it, even when we are 100% on board with the struggle to undo our culture’s fat-hating tendencies, we can still easily slip into patterns that understand fat as negative and thin as positive.

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