Being a thin ally to fat acceptance movements includes hard conversations about things like making sure your activism doesn’t further marginalize fat people. These lessons can be a helpful start.
Is wanting to feel beautiful a bad thing? You may believe that everyone is beautiful – or that we should stop valuing beauty altogether. Here’s Melissa A. Fabello on why this debate is more complicated than you may think.
It’s okay to practice fitness in whatever way feels good to you – so it can be frustrating to be told that posting about your self-care might be triggering. This author gets it, and has some great strategies to help.
“Love Your Body!” “Everyone Is Beautiful.” These mantras come from people with their hearts in the right places. But here are the important reasons why this activist is shifting from “body positivity” to “body acceptance.”
We usually use “objectification” to refer to the male gaze – but have you ever wondered if a woman posting sexy pictures of herself was “inviting” objectification? Melissa A. Fabello’s smart answer might change your perspective.
“I don’t want to be ‘that person,’ but…” You can find info on things like textbooks and office supplies, but what about using your feminism to advance the classroom environment? These tips can give you a great start.
“I can’t support glorifying obesity.” We get “concern” about fat people’s health on our page all the time – and it needs to stop. This info will show you, once and for all, why fatphobic concern trolling doesn’t make you a hero.
Wanting support from loved ones is a really smart step toward taking care of yourself. But when you’re struggling, it can be hard to know where to start. This plan can help you get the help you deserve.
Do you feel unsure about how to respond to a partner who talks negatively about their body? It’s tough to figure out, but you can start by finding which of these tips would be supportive for your partner.
“You’re not fat, you’re beautiful!” Fatphobic language has become part of the status quo in ways you might not even realize. Here are ways to help make the world a more accepting place for fat people.