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Yes, I’m Fat. It’s O.K. I Said It.

Yes, I’m Fat. It’s O.K. I Said It.

Author Sarai Walker on the emotional challenge of advocating for herself and other fat people.

"These Latinas have fought back against everything that they were taught about their bodies. Here, they talk about what their fat means to them and why they identify as fat."

5 Latinas on reclaiming the word 'fat'

"I started calling myself fat in my mid-twenties because I wanted to take the power away from other people and give it back to myself.

Advice: How to shut up a fat shamer  "Don’t insult people’s appearance. It’s rude and tacky. If you can’t agree to that basic rule, our conversation is over.”  That’s what you do. You have the right, as a parent, to set rules of discourse with your children, and one of them can and should be that it is no more acceptable to mock people for the shape of their skin than for the color of it. Mocking other people’s bodies is a nasty, childish, uncivilized habit that is beneath dignified people.

Advice: How to shut up a fat shamer

How to deal with catty people. It's rude and tacky. If you can't agree to that basic rule, our conversation is over.

The wrong eating habits can hurt your brain, not just your waistline

The wrong eating habits can hurt your brain, not just your waistline

A diet high in saturated fats and sugars can affect the parts of the brain that are important to memory. Diet-linked brain changes can also make people more likely to crave unhealthful food.

Coping With Toxic Shame

Children respect those who respect them Adult children raised by narcissistic parents frequently tell similar childhood stories of shame and humiliation

Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned. From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg muscles and kidneys, running a marathon is sort of like putting your entire body through a meat grinder.

How Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell

How Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell (Lifehacker)

The mere presence of a healthy menu choice gives us permission to pick something wicked.

How Salad Can Make Us Fat

How Salad Can Make Us Fat - are you eating salad to allow yourself dessert afterwards?

This white feminist loved her dreadlocks; here's why she cut them off

This White Feminist Loved Her Dreadlocks – Here’s Why She Cut Them Off: Young pensive person with dreadlocks sitting on sofa at home and looking away

In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.

"Why dieting doesn't usually work." Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.

I see a book and get angry and write a thing... (re book Don't Call Me Fat)

I See a Book and Get Angry and Write a Thing I am not good with the word “fat.” Having had eating disorders off and on since I hit adolescence, my relationship with that word is wholly warped—it is a.

One of the hardest things to learn about love is the fact that your narrative about a relationship is probably not "The Narrative." The official story of any two people requires two points of view, and your version is only one: The story in your head of what happened when you met someone else and fell in love/lust/like.

Yes, You Need Therapy to Get Over Your Ex (And for Everything Else)

One of the hardest things to learn about love is the fact that your narrative about a relationship is probably not "The Narrative." The official story of any two people requires two points of view, and your version is only one: The story in your head of what happened when you met someone else and fell in love/lust/like.

When he was three years old, my son told me that she was actually my daughter.  This is our story... so far.   This is the first episode in a podcast I produce about our life together. See www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com, or search on "How to Be a Girl" on iTunes.   For background on my podcast, check out: http://transom.org/2014/how-to-be-a-girl/  Email me at girlpodcast@gmail.com.

Painful and beautiful story via Sonya Goldberg. -> "When he was three years old, my son told me that she was actually my daughter. This is the first episode in a podcast I produce…" .

Learning to form my own views.

Learning to form my own views.

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