AMC’s Dietland is a F*cking Revelation–A Totally Balanced, Objective Discussion

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.

SELF Magazine’s Weight Issue–This is Big

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

Anthony Bourdain and Strategies for Addressing High Profile Fatphobia

Following the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, social media was full of tributes to a man who spent his life showing the world the importance of sharing time and a meal with someone of a different background. For all of the ways he stood up for other marginalized people, though, Anthony Bourdain was also vocally

Go to Fat Camp with Annette Richmond of Fat Girls Traveling

Go to FAT CAMP with Annette Richmond of Fat Girls Traveling! Annette Richmond is a fat woman who loves to travel, but she just wasn’t seeing herself or people like her on the big travel social media accounts. So she decided to make space in travel for herself and women like her by creating Fat

Finite Possibilities–Car Shopping for Superfat and Infinifat People

Finite Possibilities: Car Shopping for Superfat and Infinifat People A couple weeks ago I got a frantic DM on Instagram from a fellow infinifat. She needed to know what kind of car I drive and if I had any recommendations for vehicles she might fit in. Unfortunately, this is one question that I don’t have

Updated: Fat Air Travel–TSA Pat-downs, She-Wees, and Southwest’s Customer of Size Policy

A little over a year ago my friend Alison and I recorded an episode about air travel as a superfat, and it was fun and there was lots of important info in it, but there has been a little change in policy at Southwest that affects how Customer of Size works, so I wanted to

Episode 40: Give Me Fat Serenity–Listener Petrina and Overeaters Anonymous

Give Me Fat Serenity–Petrina and Overeaters Anonymous Petrina was taught when she was young that her body was a problem, so she spent much of her life trying to solve it. That pursuit of thinness led her through incredible personal turmoil and culminated in seven years in the rooms of Overeaters Anonymous. What she found

Episode 39: Pretty Hurts–BlackEyedBliss’s Inspiring Fat Burlesque

/Warning: This episode is about fat burlesque, but it’s probably not work safe–there’s some humorous discussion of a simulated sex act, so maybe don’t listen to this one at your desk unless you’re wearing headphones! Episode 39: Pretty Hurts–BlackEyedBliss’s Inspiring Fat Burlesque Society would like us to think that fat people aren’t sexual beings–that we’re

Episode 38: I’m Gonna Keep Enjoying My Life–Infinifat Mom Deanna on Universal Fat Experiences and Raising Body Positive Teens

I’m Gonna Keep Enjoying My Life–Infinifat Mom Deanna on Universal Fat Experiences and Raising Body Positive Teens Deanna is an infinifat mom, but her size doesn’t stop her from having a happy life and raising happy kids. Today Deanna and I had a long chat about existing in this world in a body that makes

Episode 37: Overcoming Shame–Pod Listener Angel Finds Her Freedom

Overcoming Shame–Pod Listener Angel Finds Her Freedom I have to tell you that I’ve been having some mixed feelings now that we’re at the end of #infinifatshionfebruary. I just wasn’t sure that what I’ve been trying to do was really getting through to anyone, but then I met Angel. She emailed me on Monday, and

Episode 36: #Infinifatshionfebruary: Why Clothes Matter

Infinifatshionfebruary: Why Clothes Matter Plus fashion is a booming industry, and every year more and more retailers are getting with the program and offering plus options. And slowly (very slowly) more of these retailers are beginning to offer extended plus sizes, which is very exciting and gratifying for people who wear above a 24. Unfortunately,

Episode 35: Fat Positives – Favorable Representations of Fat People in Entertainment

Fat Positives – Favorable Representations of Fat People in Entertainment I’ve done a lot of talking on The Fat Lip about negative portrayals of fat people and about entertainment that just doesn’t get it right when it comes to fatness. But there are also many cases of positive representation of fat people in media today–probably

Episode 34: New Year, New (Old) Gripes about Fat in the Media

New Year, New (Old) Gripes This wouldn’t be The Fat Lip if I weren’t mouthing off about something, and today (and it seems like always) I have a lot to say about fat stories that are happening around us. Get ready for our first gripes of the new year! In this episode I’m addressing the

Episode 33: Holiday Table Advocacy–How to Stand Up to Fatphobia at Your Holiday Table

Ah, the holiday meal. Who doesn’t love turkey and mashed potatoes and pie and your great aunt Laura side-eying you for eating said pie? You go along to get a long,  try not to hope Laura catches laryngitis, and you come out of your holiday gathering only a little worse for wear. But why should

Episode 32: A Better Sports Bra for Plus Sizes? Jasmine Kent Needs Your Help

Jasmine Kent is not plus sized, but when she was crafting her thesis for her Master’s in Industrial Design, she wanted to fill a gap in the activewear market and give a wider range of sizes access to a better sports bra. She spoke with biomechanical researchers at Hanes and is collecting survey data from