Saturday 29 November 2014

Labor Length in "Obese" Women: Dig Deeper

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Fat Kids Can’t Jump

In grade school, we used to have to do this thing called the President’s Physical Fitness Test. This was generally sprung on us with no warning, twice a year, and we would suddenly have to demonstrate and be evaluated on our ability to do sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, a standing broad jump, and a run. Please […]

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Friday 28 November 2014

Scavenging fat activism

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Thursday 27 November 2014

Blocked out seat on an airplane

Happy Thanksgiving! This isn’t a Thanksgiving post, but it might be useful if you’re traveling for the holidays, or any other time. I recently flew an American Airlines 737, and paid a little extra to get a better seat. They have two levels of better seats, and I paid for the lesser of the two. […]

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The Magic of Hello Kitty Con 2014!

Oh my gosh, friends! So it’s been a month already and I AM STILL REELING from the magic that was Hello Kitty Con. If you would have told me growing up that I would get to go to something this … Continue reading



Happy Thanksgiving, my US loves! I hope it is a day filled with food and fun, or if you’re working like me, a day where customers don’t make you want to break things. :) Now, in the States, one of the biggest family traditions around this time of year, after carving up the turkey, is […]

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HAES® Matters: American Thanksgiving

Knowing that American Thanksgiving can generate a mix of reaction, be it about the politics and history of the day or the current focus on consumerism (Black Friday shopping), consumption (of food or material “stuff”) or being thankful and expressing thanks, ASDAH’s blog committee wanted to hear from some of our HAES Experts on this […]

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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Good News Everyone!

I received and accepted an incredible job offer today!!! I’m over the moon! Sending my love to you and yours. <3 I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and weekend!

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Ridiculous holiday eating advice

Today I was waiting for my husband at the doctor’s office. I looked through a little mini-magazine that said “WebMD” and “Diabetes” on it. One page had some advice for holiday eating, including the strangest such advice I’d seen in a while: Wear something snug: In a big, flowing dress or loose pants, you won’t […]

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Stairs and stares

Recently, I was in Portland for a scholarly conference about sport and exercise sociology. It was a fantastic conference overall, but the space confirmed some fears I have about the combination of weight stigma and ableism in a space dedicated to studying how people move their bodies. Let me start by saying that I didn’t […]

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Tuesday 25 November 2014

Join the Family Dinner Project Movement

This post represents a compensated editorial partnership with The Family Dinner Project. All storytelling and opinions are, of course, my own. Friends, with all the consumerism and shopping going on now, it’s important to remember to give back to our … Continue reading


Fatshionista Cooks: Hatchery Tasting Box Review

Hello my lovelies! I am back with a review of deliciousness. It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States, otherwise known as “Eat all of the things and Buy all of the things week.” We’ll discuss the buy all of the things aspect later on this week, but for today? Today is about eating all of […]

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The Healthy Role Model Myth

When I was doing research for my post about the most recent obsession with Melissa McCarthy’s weight, I broke the cardinal rule of being fat on the internet and read the comments. There I saw something that I see whenever a fat person is shown being successful at something other than weight loss – that […]

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Saturday 22 November 2014


The media is all over a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) which claims being fat costs the world economy $2 trillion. Balls. And if that isn’t bad enough, it is also one of those papers that predicts that in the near future fatties will be close to ruling the world. I wish. Okay, […]

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Fatshion: Hello Kitty Con!

Oh my gosh, friends! I am so happy and grateful that I got to attend Hello Kitty Con! My love for Hello Kitty and Sanrio runs deep! I will tell you more about the whole experience soon but I wanted … Continue reading


Friday 21 November 2014

Increase in Cesarean Rate in Morbidly Obese Women Over Time

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Big Boy Is Taking the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OneSmartDifference #CollectiveBias I know you all know me as resident cat lady here at Skinned Knees but I love all animals – they … Continue reading


Thursday 20 November 2014

Combating Holiday Weight Shame

The article “Tell Loved Ones They are Overweight This Christmas” is making the rounds again. I will not be linking to it because I have no interest in driving traffic there. I will say that should my loved ones take this advice the follow up article will be “I Told My Loved One She Is […]

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You look so good with less weight on you

Trigger warning: Discussion of unintentional weight loss. I had two new experiences at my last doctor’s appointment. One of the things I love about my doctor’s office is that the receptionists will give me a copy of my blood work when I check in. That gives me time to go over it in the waiting […]

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Wednesday 19 November 2014

Fat is the go-to metaphor and point of comparison

Ever notice how fat/the obesity epidemic seems to be people’s go-to metaphor or point of comparison? When we found out how deadly loneliness is, we said it was deadlier than obesity. When commenting on how much Americans were panicking about Ebola, we compared their worries about Ebola to their worries about obesity. I can’t as […]

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Meet Tiana the Fat Health Coach

Due to the recent departures of Angela and Deah, we are bypassing the typical voting regimen to encourage new bloggers to join us. Tiana is our latest blogger. If you’re interested in participating, please check out our Join Us page. Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss. My name is Tiana, pronounced like Diana with a […]

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Tuesday 18 November 2014

At the Intersection of Obesity and Poverty

“Poor, fat people have no excuse to not eat healthy.” This was a statement I saw a while ago on Facebook and it had me thinking. Do these people that say these kinds of thing understand what they are talking about? Do they know what it is like to be this way and not have […]

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Why Don’t We Charge Passengers By Weight?

A really common response to my piece yesterday about flying fat people is to suggest that, as one person put it, “the only fair thing is for airlines and trains etc. to charge people by weight – just weigh the person and their luggage and charge by the pound.” I think that when you really […]

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Monday 17 November 2014


Hello all, I've decided to take a short break from blogging until January to work on National Novel Writing Month and a few other fiction projects. Not to mention the holidays. I have also found my weekends have become so...

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10 Things More Annoying Than Fat People On a Plane

I fly a lot and it has been made clear to me by people’s ridiculous complaint letters that get published on the internet, and even a few fellow passengers, that some not-fat people are irritated that fat people want to access the same modes of transportation that they do, and that it’s much more convenient […]

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Friday 14 November 2014

Jaundiced? Weight loss will cure that, no need to look for a reason.

Reader A writes: This touches on fat health a bit but also queer health and mental health. This was all in one thirty-minute whammy of a visit. I made an appointment for a pap smear because I have been going through a lot of tests and pokes and prods trying to figure out why I […]

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Thursday 13 November 2014

Fat Crash Test Dummy Drama

When I talk about fatphobia being life threatening to fat people, I’m often told that I’m being over-dramatic. I don’t think so and here’s an example. Several news outlets ran a story recently about the manufacture of fat crash test dummies. It turns out that fat people are 78% more likely to die in an […]

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See my Practice Variation Post at Science and Sensibility

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It’s All About The Bellies! (Part 1)

Image reads: “Do not touch your body with bad intentions. Stroke your soft skin. Rub your belly when it is full. Hug yourself because it feels good. Pleasure yourself. Do not pinch at the fat on your hips. Do not do violence to yourself. Do not hate the shell you have been given. It is […]

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the HAES® files: Funny how things can turn out

by Dr Rick Kausman and his daughter Meaghan Kausman What’s a Dad to do? As a Medical Doctor, I started working in the areas of food, eating behaviour and body image after graduating in 1988, over 25 years ago. Since that time, I have listened to tens of thousands of my patients, over thousands of […]

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Wednesday 12 November 2014

It Came From The Search Terms

Delving into what WordPress says folks searched on… for over 6 years i have no where to exercise unemployed can’t afford to go gym over weight has a massive amount of stress Exercise has become something that many people can’t afford. Often it’s due to the lack of some or all of: Time Safe space […]

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“‘Cause Sunbeams Are Not Made Like Me”

I know my last post sounded dire, to be honest it felt that way at the time. Being unemployed is an emotional roller coaster. I cannot stress that enough, especially to folks who’ve never had to look for work or been out of work for extended periods of time. It’s fucking brutal! But things have […]

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Fatshion: Eye See You

Hey friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a Fatshion post for you! I have been so busy with school that sometimes I just roll out of bed and go. Also Aria moved to San Diego so it’s been … Continue reading


Funhouse Mirror —

Trigger warning: The “wacky” in Wacky Wednesday today refers to my public mockery of hateful, ignorant redditors whose comments I share in all their grotesque glory. Read at your own risk. It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve had to do a job interview, but I can still pinpoint the one question that will make […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: 5 Coats I’m Loving This Season

Naturally, I’m writing this when it’s a balmy 60 degrees outside. NYC, please pick a season. *side eye* Anyhow! I love coats, and even coat weather. I use them like accessories, mixing and matching them with my outfits like I do my shoes and bag. This year, there are so many different coats to love […]

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Tuesday 11 November 2014

The advice column letter-writer who complains about SO’s weight: an unreliable narrator

I happen to believe it’s sane, not shallow, for you to balk at marriage (!) with someone you apparently don’t like as much as you used to. I generally respect Carolyn Hax and the advice she gives. And in the end, I think she arrived at the right result, but the path she took to […]

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The Tinder Fat Suit Experiment

I am fascinated by the concepts of social experiments; the question of what people say or do when certain circumstances arise is interesting to me. There are many types of social experiments that have been done either formally or informally, like gender swapping or race swapping and it’s fascinating to see how people react to […]

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Monday 10 November 2014


If you have the time and desire and if you don’t already follow my blog, I wanted to share the link to my latest blog on the subject of every body is a good body.

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Start Your Holiday Morning with Nestle Fall Flavors

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Feast4All #CollectiveBias Holiday preparations tend to be hectic for me for one reason: I procrastinate…a lot! I am always trying to better myself … Continue reading



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Gaslighting is a kind of psychological manipulation designed to mentally unstick someone from reality. I don’t know if the term is appropriate for the kind of coopting that we see among various industries that thrive on a consumer’s insecurity, but it caught my eye in this post by Olivia over at Skepchick: However you […]

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Saturday 8 November 2014

ASDAH Conference Call for Proposals

No Blog Post this week as I am very busy. But please participate in the ASDAH conference which will be in Boston Next Year (And I hope to be there). 2015 ASDAH Educational Conference Theme & Call for Proposals With...

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Self Acceptance vs. Self Esteem

New comic blog post - Self Acceptance vs. Self Esteem. >> Read More

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Friday 7 November 2014

Quick weight loss works too (but you’ll still regain it)

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss and weight loss surgery. Saying that “Quick weight loss works too” about as well as slow weight loss isn’t saying much. How many times have we been told that losing weight slowly is the way to lose the most weight? And how many of us have done that, and […]

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Thursday 6 November 2014

the HAES® files: “Body Acceptance” in the Media

In the past weeks there have been at least two articles about size/body acceptance that have wiggled their way into the mainstream media. Both are complicated in that the messages they convey have both pro and con body acceptance messages. These kinds of articles can generate mixed feelings in those of us involved in HAES […]

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Wednesday 5 November 2014

My Psychic Commenter – Fat People and Disabilities

I received this comment a few days ago (presented here exactly as it was sent to me, all of the ellipses are part of the original comment) “honestly, I am happy to see that you love your body no matter the size…..but… being fat puts alot of extra pressure on your joints…so you might not […]

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Tuesday 4 November 2014

F-grade tips from Buzzfeed

Trigger warning: Frank discussion of eating disorders and weight loss. On Saturday, Buzzfeed published “15 Former Couch Potatoes Share Their Best Tips For Getting In Shape.” You know, 15 former couch potatoes share how they got healthy. In other words, it’s a pretty safe bet you’re going to read how 15 people lost weight. The […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Bullshit

Recently I’ve written about the government funding discrimination against fat people from spending over $200,000 to get an estimate of a measurement (an exact measurement of which can be obtained with a scale and tape measure), to helping employers discriminate against fat employees, to spending billions on the “obesity epidemic” when it could be solved […]

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Monday 3 November 2014

Halloween Round Up

Hey lovelies! Sorry for the radio silence over here last week. Halloween is an insanely busy week for me at work, what with the supplies and the painting… You know the deal. Anyhow, I did make it a point to adorn myself last week, so I wanted to give you the two nail looks and […]

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Sunday 2 November 2014