3 Reasons to Stop Body Shaming Celebrities

I occasionally find myself silently, and sometimes not to silently,  judging and policing the bodies of celebrities. Perhaps the barrage of perfectly polished images of celebs in the media has brainwashed me successfully. But I bear some of the responsibility too.  I can consciously choose not read rag mags and look for cellulite on Jessica … [Read more…]

The Vilification of Fat Bodies: How Society Disses Us

  Centuries  ago, being fat meant you were wealthy. You had more than enough food to go around.  And if you were poor, food was not plentiful and so you were thin.  Body size was one of many ways to assess class. Today, we gauge people’s personal worth and right to respect by the size of their … [Read more…]

43 Grey Hairs And Counting. Rude.

Just when did it become okay for grey hair to just show up unannounced on my glorious afro? I mean, they’ve fucking packed serious luggage — this is not a weekend visit.  My grey hair has a lazy-boy, ESPN Deluxe cable package and fucking PBR’s on ice.   Uh. Rude. I doth protest.Just when I’m … [Read more…]

My Love-Hate Relationship With Shapewear

Like lots of women, I have used shapewear over the years to “smooth out” my belly bulge and any cellulite that might peak through a fitted garment.  I have worn corsets, girdles, control top pantyhose and Spanx Booty-Booster Shorts. I always wanted to look sleeker and more toned because everyone knows that lumps and bumps are … [Read more…]

Who You Callin’ a Fat Bitch?

Last week on my Facebook page  I asked the question, “How do you feel about the word fat? or bitch? or for that matter, fat bitch? Does it offend you or empower you? Or neither?”  The responses were very interesting and I thought it was worth exploring a bit more.  I recently changed the name of … [Read more…]

Why Fat Is Not A Four-Letter Word

    Fat   adjective  \’fat\        well filled out.       full in tone and quality <a gorgeous fat bass voice>             well stocked       prosperous; wealthy <grew fat on the war>       being substantial and impressive <a fat bank account> I just got to interview two amazing … [Read more…]

HAS THE PLUS SIZE CONTINGENCY GONE ROGUE?

I’m a plus size woman, and I celebrate my body to the best of my ability.  I also encourage other plus size women to embrace themselves.  What I don’t understand is why there seems to be so much anger and hatred toward our thin counterparts.  I see posts on Facebook dogging thin women and describing them … [Read more…]

Baring It All. Sort Of.

I have had a fear of being seen in a swimsuit for many years.  I’ve heard people say FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.   Like a lot of women, I hoped for many years that I would have a “perfect” body that would be bikini worthy and the envy of supermodels everywhere.  Yes, … [Read more…]

CELLULITE–Embrace It Already!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m so freakin’ tired of reading about magical cellulite creams that will remove so called unsightly skin dimpling.  The fact is, 95% of women have cellulite. That’s right, pretty much all women have those fatty deposits that cause our skin to look a bit uneven.  Models and actresses have … [Read more…]