Fat Ally Articles

Letting Go of the Thin Ideal

If you are on the intuitive eating journey, at some point in time you will learn about body acceptance and the idea of “letting go of dieting” will likely coincide with the idea of letting go of your “dream” weight/size/shape. You may have spent years and thousands of...

My # 1 Strategy to Improve Body Image

Throw away your scale. Stop weighing yourself. The scale (aka the crying machine) is the ultimate mood and behavior disruptor. Think about the last time you weighed yourself.  How did you feel before you step on the scale? Then how did you feel after you step on the...

Unpacking Thin Privilege

What is Thin Privilege? Thin Privilege grants folks in smaller bodies greater access to resources compared to someone in a larger body. Those with thin privilege face less discrimination in our society that unfairly equates thinness with health as well as perpetuates...

Weight Watchers Nearly Fired Me: My Story

When I was 17 I moved to Switzerland to spend my “gap” year as an exchange student. At the time I didn’t recognize the extreme privilege in this experience. Newly graduated from high school, this was my opportunity to ski and hike the Swiss Alps. Little did I know...