Archive For May, 2009

Announcements: Weekend Events, and free money from NOLOSE

By | May 8, 2009

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY: Lessons From the Fat-o-sphere authors Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding will be turning up in Boston for a book reading and signing event. The event is sponsored by the Center for New Words and will be taking place at Lir Pub on Boylston Street at 1pm. As a bonus, both myself and […]

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Our cakes, ourselves: The absurd performativity of two whole cakes

By | May 7, 2009

Yesterday, #twowholecakes made its Twitter debut as a hashtag, and my kneejerk inclination – over-explainer that I am – was that I should probably rapidly define what two whole cakes is, what it means, where it came from, why it’s stuck with me so long. I didn’t actually plan or intend for it to spread […]

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The Truth About Fat Activism: Fat Satan, and Segways made of cake

By | May 5, 2009

I have a devastating reality to share with all of you. This will be painful, but we will get though it together. It’s about fat acceptance. You know, all that bullshit about how diets don’t work, and self love, and intuitive eating, and being healthy regardless of weight? Yeah, it’s all an elaborate ruse. And […]

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Philadelphia Fats take notice; also, an Avenue Surprise.

By | May 4, 2009

This weekend I left my LCD-lit internets-cave long enough to attend the Saturday evening performance of Big Moves Boston’s new musical, Fat Camp, with a few other noteworthy fats. It was a great big fun time and while the Boston run is over, there’s good new for folks in Philly – Fat Camp is coming […]

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An open letter to Forever 21, on the subject of Faith 21.

By | May 1, 2009

Backstory: Forever 21, purveyor of inexpensive trendy garb to slender teens, announced a couple months ago that it would be launching a plus-size line this May. On to the letter: To Forever 21/Faith 21/WTFE: It’s May! The flowers are blooming. People are shedding their heavy, full-coverage winter apparel in favor of warm-weather clothing. Oh, it’s […]

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