Fat Ally Articles

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...

Do you have a “Diet Mentality”?

What is diet culture and do you have a diet mentality? Diet culture is defined as a system of beliefs, messages, and behaviors that places value and focus on weight, shape and body size over and above health and well-being. The message of diet culture is that weight...

Why I am a Fat Ally

Picture of my cousin Lee and I. I am 2 years old in this photo. Body hatred killed my cousin. I had a dream about it before it even happened. I felt it deep in my bones that something bad was going to happen. The last time I saw my cousin Lee, we hugged one another...

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