Judgments from other people, the fit of the seat, the unpredictability of the seat belt length… lots of things can make flying while fat uncomfortable. Here are Jes Baker’s fun tips for making it easier.
When fat and happy people get positive press, we get hope for body positivity. But scrolling down to the comments is a different story – there, you’ll find a monstrous amount of hate and criticism. So why is loving yourself so controversial? Find out with this spot-on take on how we’re all taught to feel badly about ourselves and why body love is for everyone.
I see and fight bigotry on a daily basis, but I’ve always wanted to know why. Why is our structure this way? Why are women singled out for body shame? Why are fat people bullied to the point of suicide? Why have we learned to hate ourselves? How did we get here? We all deserve to live in a world full of truth and acceptance. So allow me to enlighten you.
I am most certainly plus-size at 5’6″ and 260 pounds; a size 18 in most stores. I’m pretty damn fat and unabashedly so. But all bodies–large, small, and everything in between–pay dearly for the negativity in which fat bodies are perceived. So I’m here to explain to the world the 6 things that are often misunderstood about the fat acceptance movement.