Posts Tagged ‘HaES’

Real Talk: Plus Size Pregnancy

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Guest Post
Julia's birth announcement.

Julia Horel is the publisher at Shameless Magazine.  She’s passionate about reproductive justice, fat acceptance and body image and in this Real Talk she shares with us her thoughts on all those things as she begins her pregnancy.  Like many others, before becoming pregnant, I had a number of worries, fears and questions. Some of my worries were related to pregnancy in general, and some of them were specific to my fat identity. I’m now 19 weeks along in my second…

Fit N Fat: On Being Here and Discovering My Body

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Aviva Cohen

At the YMCA I have to use a stool, on my toes to reach the pull up bar. A majority of the fellas I see jump and latch on, but I am 5’7 and never made my high school basketball team. Completing a pull-up was a big deal to me and now on a good day I can do three. I lift heavy weights but you wouldn’t know it looking at my slight frame in slightly baggy band shirts. Once I…


5 May, 2015  |  by FGFSadmin

  Every day is a No Diet Day here. That should be clear, but there is an International No Diet Day (INDD) and it’s today. How do days like this become real things we some times ask ourselves. Is International Ice Cream Day a Thing? INDD is very real and is old enough to buy itself beer. Started in 1992, by British Feminist, Mary Young, INDD has grown from a dozen women picnicking in Hype Park to women from New Zealand…

The Homebody’s Guide to Fitness

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Liz Jukovsky

Going to the gym can be nerve-racking, regardless of your body type or fitness level. If you’ve ever talked to a crossfit person, you know how dogmatic and cliquey people can be about their workout routines. Our all-or-nothing, “body-hacking” culture can make the gym an intimidating place for people who aren’t interested in getting ripped, make gains, or starting their own “fitspiration” instagram account. Maybe your idea of exercise isn’t slipping mid-Asana on your own sweat and tears in front…

Fit N Fat: Body Image Ideals at the Gym

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Jodie Layne

We hear it all the time: how great working out makes people feel. We think, ‘Hey! I should get some of those endorphins people keep talking about.’ So we throw on our best lycra, put our hair back, and get ready to sweat. We roll into yoga class, hop up on a bike at spin class, hit the pavement for a run, or get to the gym and the confidence and good vibes we feel about doing something for ourselves…

Real Talk — Ample Reason: Re/Framing Approaches to Health and Weight

1 Jan, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

A few weeks ago, Dr. Jacqui Gingras put on a seminar at Ryerson University called “Ample Reason: Re/Framing Approaches to Health and Weight”. The seminar aimed to “examine current approaches to body weight with a view towards identifying more equitable and evidence-based health promotion efforts”. That probably doesn’t sound like a big deal to you, but I am here to tell you that this idea – that fatness and health are not mutually exclusive – is a BIG DEAL. Fatness…