Category: fat acceptance

  • Three Things

    From an article on improving treatment of prisoners and staff in prisons to improve rehabilitation: Unlike in the United States, almost all incarcerated people in Norway are ultimately released, Roer said, which got officers thinking more about how to rehabilitate those who will rejoin society.“And we started to say, ‘What kind of neighbor do we […]

  • QoTD

    I have always been fat.

  • QoTD

    [I]t’s fine to just eat, and not expect your food choices to work some particular magic on your body. “You get the time and the space to focus on your career, on your relationships, on social justice, causes you care about, changing the world—there’s so much more life available to you outside of [just thinking […]

  • Happy 2023

    However this meets you, I hope you start the year looking forward to a life you enjoy!

  • Site updates today

    Mostly small things:

  • September 1, 2008

    That’s when I started this blog. At the time I was in my (early) forties, married, owned a home, and worked in software testing. Now I’m definitely in my fifties. I’m still married. We have a different home. I retired from the software grind. Instead of busing or driving to an office building, I’ve been […]

  • Yes, I’m rearranging

    It’s been years since I changed how the site looks. Hang in there.

  • Check the manufacturer’s info

    When I got my compression stockings I thought I did a good job learning about them. We went over measuring for them, finding ones that would stay up (silicone “beads” on the tops help) and hand wash only. Then I read the manufacturer’s Frequently Asked Questions and found they ARE machine-washable! D’oh…. I will be […]

  • Why Do I Need To Eat Every Day?

    Yes, I know it’s because I’m human and we operate best if we eat with a certain amount of “eat multiple times a day” and “eat a variety of foods”. But it’s frustrating me at the moment, and I’m venting, so deal. I know my pandemic experience has been a really good one. We have […]

  • Support hose

    Technically support hose is less than 20 mm, aka millimeters of mercury, which is the method of measuring how much they compress the legs. My compression hose is 20mm-30mm. But I still laughed at this, and thought some other folks would like it.

  • I suppose I should be glad…

    I look at clothes and think of how they’re like other clothes that I already have. Do I need more clothes? Or do I need to do laundry more often? Sadly, “just wash clothes more frequently” is the easiest option…

  • Disabled or not?

    A person with a disability is defined as: A person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or A person with a record of such a physical or mental impairment; or A person who is regarded as having such an impairment. – NW ADA Center “Disabled” is […]

  • Back On The Treadmill

    Got back on the treadmill today. (Actual for-exercise home treadmill, not a job.) I started this a while ago, but the last 2 weeks my schedule has been a bit off. I don’t do much, because I can’t. The shortness of breath persisted way past the rest of my recovery from the pulmonary embolism. I […]

  • Hi Again

    Didn’t mean to leave things on a cliffhanger, more that I wandered away from the keyboard and didn’t come back.  (Oops!) My lung function is, apparently, fine.  My shortness of breath and fatigue are due to another issue that I’m working on with yet another specialist. In other things, I’m trying to write more (failing), […]

  • Medical Tests of the Itchy Sort

    In May 2018 I was short of breath. I thought I might have pneumonia.  Turned out they  found a pulmonary embolism and I spent 4 days in ICU. I was finally discharged to go home and rest. This also came shortly after a kidney stone and high blood pressure diagnosis, and I was really, really, […]

  • Carol Gwenn Interview

    Carol emailed me after I mentioned BBW Magazine in a post to tell me she used to write for it!  I asked her to do an interview as someone who’s been around fat acceptance since the 70s… Q: How would you introduce yourself? I’m Carol Gwenn, former writer and lifelong big person. I’ve had numerous […]

  • Barry Deutsch Interview

    I first encountered Barry at via “Alas, a Blog“, which led me to his political cartoon site Lefty Cartoons and Twitter. Q: How would you introduce yourself?  I’m Barry Deutsch, a cartoonist who does graphic novels and political cartoons. I sometimes do political cartoons with fat acceptance themes (and I want to do more). I’ve been very […]