Society's View of Women And body Image

If your like me and your under 5' then you sure know that finding clothing to fit you properly without visiting a seamstress for every article of clothing to be fixed. This is why I gravitate towards makeup to avoid trying on clothing for hours just to find one shirt to fit my 4'11" body. Now I'm not disproportioned but I'm short in statue and not a size 0, more like a 12-14 depending on the pants....more


You know, “Fat” has to be one of the most hateful ugly words ever thought of. “Fat” and all of its ugly friends not only tears apart the creation of self-esteem but it continues to spread like a cancer into the brain. It reaches into those moments where you are the happiest; the most excited, and whispers into your ear.   “Do you really think you are pretty? Maybe, if you lost a few pounds.” ...more

Take a chance, Talk to a Stranger #ChangeTheConversation

I was trying on clothes in the fitting room.  Stacks and stacks of shirts, jeans and dresses hung on the “Not This Time” hook, needing to go back because they didn’t fit.  Didn’t look right.  Didn’t make me feel good....more

Gaining 50 pounds proves nothing to no one

So, more than a year after the Maria Kang debacle, I wake up to this on my newsfeed."Woman packs on 50 pounds to prove 'no excuses' for being overweight"...more

Plastic Surgery Apps for Kids: Fat-Shaming-App-Gate.

**Update 1**iTunes & Google Play have removed the Plastic Surgery for Barbara app!!!...more
Denise I know, terrible. I forwarded a copy of the letter to iTunes and ask them to please try ...more

Fat-Shaming: Are Legitimately Unhealthy Fat People Hiding Behind the Term?

The Urban Dictionary has defined 'fat-shaming' as "a term made by obese people to avoid the responsibility to actually take proper care of their body". As an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and research scientist who studies obesity and one who’s battled the disease all my life, I’m not diametrically opposed to this definition in cases where the term 'fat' isn’t used maliciously....more

What Do Fit Shaming, Fat Shaming, Slut Shaming, and Mom Shaming Have in Common?

I remember the first time someone called me fat in an internet comment. We were having a debate about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. The person on the other side of the conversation was saying incredibly offensive homophobic things, and I was working very hard to stay level and calm. He then told me that my "girth" would prevent me from joining the military so I didn't get to have an opinion. Then he bragged that he didn't care what a "fat liberal feminist" thought anyway. ...more
I feel so sad that you had to put up with so much abuse online.  I once wrote an article for the ...more

Why This Woman Shouldn't Hand Out Fat Shaming Notes on Halloween, No Seriously

Perhaps by now you've seen this?...more
Hopefully, after the national attention this woman recieved, she'll become a little more humble. ...more

What's Wrong with This Picture? Why Maria Kang Can't Tell People What to Do.

Maria Kang is getting a lot of heat for this photo: Image: Facebook (fair use)...more