Posts Tagged ‘real talk’

Real Talk: Pizza, Parents and Fat Acceptance

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Guest Post

I’m in the sixth grade and it’s pizza day. All of the other kids in my class are eagerly waiting to be called up to the desk in the front, where boxes of hot, greasy, pepperoni and cheese pizzas are stacked. I am crying with my head down on my desk. At the beginning of the school year, when my mom signed me up for all of the different treat days, I wasn’t on a diet. Since then, she had…

Real Talk: On 13 Years of Private Pain & Not Coming Forward

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

TW: This post contains descriptions of sexual assault, harassment, abuse of authority. Please take care while reading. I grew up in a family curious about the world around them and about technology. If television raised my mother’s generation (Gen X) then the Internet raised me. Before blogging there was Diaryland and LiveJournal. Before Facebook and Twitter there was Alta Vista chatrooms. And before OkCupid and Tinder there was was where, in my first year of high school, I…

Real Talk: You Can’t Always Eat What You Want

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Deprivation is never sexy. When my doctor told me — for the third time this year — to go on an elimination diet, I was in a decidedly bad mood. No caffeine, no sugar, no gluten, no tomatoes, no dairy, no corn, no soy, no peanuts, no citrus fruits, no alcohol, no fried foods. For three weeks. That amounts to a lot of meals eaten in sullen silence. Picture me eating my virtuous bowl of zucchini noodles with kale pesto…

Shy Girl’s Guide to Leaning In

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Almost two years ago, I somehow managed to land my first full-time corporate job. My illustrious burrito rolling and freelance blogging background did not feel like enough of a foundation, so I viewed this new job through a lens of extreme anxiety. I felt like the kid coming to school with her mittens on strings. My shortcomings were painfully apparent. My propensity for shyness and cynicism around new people compounded this insecurity: not only was I a fraud, but my…

Real Talk: Stranded at Sea

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post

If you’ve ever been on the train heading east towards Toronto, and you’ve passed the Mimico stop, there is a beautiful white sign on a fence. It surprises you, catching your eye in the midst of grass and brown buildings. The short phrase “Float On” is written in what looks like white flowers, like either a personal mantra or an urgent piece of advice. Hopping on at the Bronte station on a weekly basis, I began to wait for Mimico,…

Real Talk – Beach Parties are for Everyone

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
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Thinking back, I can honestly say that I’ve never had the chance to experience a day surrounded by babes who are my size. Above average, plus size, voluptuous, fat- doesn’t matter the specified or preferred title, I still can’t recall any situation where I wasn’t around people smaller than me. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with being skinny, because there isn’t, but for a self-identified happy fat chick, having a group of ladies with similar body types…

Older, Wiser and still (Bad) Feminists – meet your Admin Team

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

This post has been edited from its original. As a loyal FGFS supporter and reader, you may have noticed that we have undergone some changes in the last little bit. Some have been cosmetic and some have been growing pains. Back in April of 2013, we started Fat Girl Food Squad as a space for bodies of all sizes to promote eating good food and feeling good doing it. Hell, we told all y’all there was a fat girl living…

Real Talk: It’s true, I’m a high-functioning alcoholic

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Trigger warnings: addiction, drugs, alcohol, abuse, depression, anxiety Before I begin this Real Talk entry, I just want to go on the record by saying that I am not a registered physician or addiction specialist. I am writing this from my own personal experiences and struggles. I am not suggesting that you follow what I have done. I am simply sharing my story and hope that I can provide some prospective and helpful information for those looking for further help….

Real Talk: Health vs. Diet – what is the difference?

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Guest Post

“…people think I eat too many chocolate bars…” You may recall this accented line spoken by a young man in an easily ridiculed 90s commercial about acne. I remember making fun of the commercial myself and even after a continuous battle with cystic acne from the age of 14 to now at 26 that has included three and a half stints on the heavy-duty Isotretinoin (at the time marketed as Accutane now going by the gentler-but will still make you…

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….