Posts Tagged ‘fat activism’

Real Talk: The Real “F” Word

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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  I still remember the first time someone called me fat. I was 9 years old. My great-grandmother was sitting near me and for some reason felt the need to compare my body to that of my best friend. “Andrea’s skinny. Kirthan’s fat,” she sneered. In that moment, my great-grandmother confirmed everything I had already feared. That I was fat, bigger than everyone else, and most importantly, that everyone noticed. Two years later my height evened out with my weight and…


6 Jun, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
resources-01 – Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. – This blog is for women, girls, non- binary babes and other Chubby Bunnies to share their photos, stories and experiences. Not a porn blog! – RENDER is a quarterly magazine that aims to disrupt the canon of mainstream food and cooking magazines. Our mission is to empower women in the kitchen by…

Fit & Fat: #AdditionElleMoves

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Jodie Layne
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To hear it, it sounds like a typical Sunday morning scene: women chatter as they mill about, waiting for their yoga class to start. They stand by their mats stretched out in rows, dressed in stylish activewear as the teacher welcomes students. When everyone has arrived, she summons the group to their mats and invites them to practice. However,   this particular class – and the 27 others happening simultaneously accross Canada – was a little different. The class consisted solely of…

Feminist P*rn Conference 2014

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Carly Mcleod

I had the chance to check out the 2nd Annual Feminist Porn Conference presented by The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies held at the University of Toronto. The conference was the triumphant ending to week long festivities which included workshops, film viewings, networking parties, and of course, the Feminist Porn Awards. I had the privilege and the honour of being in the presence of such a glorious group of people — from performers to academics, who came together to…

Amanda Levitt Talks Fat Body Politics

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Guest Post

Amanda is a writer an activist and the creative mind behind Fat Body Politics. She recently appeared on CNN to speak about her activism and her blog.  Amanda was awesome enough to answer some fat activism questions for Ottawa Squad leader Kelly Bennett.  The Ottawa Squad recently attended an event and we were told it was awesome to have ‘fatties supporting fatties’. Why do you think that kind of support is important in activism? Having a good support system in…

It Gets Fatter Project is Reorienting Desire Tonight in Ottawa

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Guest Post

Tonight Ottawa is lucky enough to have the It Gets Fatter Project in town, hosting an event on Reorienting Desire. The It Gets Fatter Project is a body positivity project, started by queer fat people of colour FOR queer fat people of colour, and this workshop will serve as a space to examine how fatphobia structures our visions of desirable bodies. We reached out to It Gets Fatter Project and they were awesome enough to answer some of our questions….

#BlogLyfe: Some Fat Bloggers We Love and Look Up To

7 Jul, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

There’s nothing Fat Girl Food Squad loves more than a fierce babe. Especially one who is loud about Living Large. This week for Lookin’ Good Girl we wanted to bring to your attention some of the fine females who have, possibly unknowingly and even unwittingly, helped us along the way. It started in the quiet corners of places like DiaryLand and LiveJournal but now our heros and de facto leaders are out. Never SIF’s (Secret Internet Fatties), always wise, and always…