So the journey to body positivity usually starts with someone being fed up with dieting because it hasn't worked for them in the past (usually it's made things worse, in fact), and they just don't want to be at war with their own bodies anymore. Is this where you are? Are you asking yourself, "But what now?" Yeah, I get it. It's not like you can just opt-out of our fat shaming culture; … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do After You Stop Dieting
So the other day I went and got my hair done. (It's fucking awesome, by the way.) I'm not even sure how it came up, but my stylist and I were talking, and I said something like, "I'm an old, fat lady --" and I didn't get to finish because she was loudly telling me, "You're not fat!" Now look. I get it. She equates fat with an insult, but honey. I'm over 300 lbs. I'm FAT. This isn't up for … [Read more...] about No, I’m fat. It’s okay.
I was going to write a post that was pretty whiny. In fact, I started it and got a few paragraphs in and realized that's not how I want this site to be. We're not here to cry about how hard it is to be fat in a thin world. You already know that. I'm not here to detail all the little bullshit things that come with being superfat. (What? It's a thing.) What I want is for women who read this site … [Read more...] about Five Sites to Build Your Body Positivity
Are you competitive? I didn’t think I was. I didn’t participate in organized sports much when I was in school; I was in band, but didn’t play a popular instrument so there wasn’t much competition; I didn’t do debate or try out for drama. I was a good student and an introvert, so I didn’t really like competition. Or so I thought. But thinking back, anything I did, I wanted to be the best. I wanted … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need to Compete
Editor's Note: Like many other publications, Audaciously Fat has an editorial calendar. So, many things are written well in advance of their publication. This article is an example of that. Angiee was one of the people killed in last week's duck boat accident in Branson, MO. She is survived by her sister-in-love and her 13 year old son. If you feel moved to donate to a GFM to help the surviving … [Read more...] about A Curvy Girl’s Guide To Surviving The BBQ / Cookout / Summer Season
Growing up a chubby girl in the Midwest, the concept of self-love was something that I didn’t realize was an option for me. Having been put in Weight Watchers for the first time at 12, I learned that numbers on the scale and the tag of my pants were the measures of worth. With damaged self esteem at such a young age, the following years were full of crash diets, binging, drinking, questionable … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons I Learned from Practicing Self-Love