Posts Tagged ‘health at every size’

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…


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…

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…