Earlier this Spring, AMC premiered Dietland, a show based on the novel by Sarai Walker. Dietland features a fat protagonist who has been pursuing thinness her whole life, but she has finally started to see another way. It’s no secret that representation of fat people in mainstream media is often pretty dismal and even offensive.
Last week SELF magazine, after 40 years of thin-centric health writing, released a Weight Issue that featured some of the fat liberation’s most important champions. Overall this Weight Issue is kind of a revelation and it feels like a new day in mainstream media is finally starting to dawn. Now if only they’d chosen someone