Author: Becki Jayne Crossley

Ways I Have Called Myself Fat

Eat the Doughnut is a bi-monthly column by Becki Jayne Crossley, discussing body positivity, fatphobia in society and the media, and current events relating to the two! Content warning: this column will regularly discuss fatphobic comments, actions and ideas. – When I was a child, I called myself fat. I didn’t really …

H&M’s “Small Victory”, But Only If You Already Wear ‘Regular’ Sizes

Eat the Doughnut is a bi-monthly column by Becki Jayne Crossley, discussing body positivity, fatphobia in society and the media, and current events relating to the two! Content warning: this column will regularly discuss fatphobia comments, actions and ideas. — As a plus-size woman, clothes shopping can be something of …

Book Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental by Natasha Devon

“If climate change or capitalism doesn’t cause the apocalypse first, it might very well be heralded by the collective loss of our minds,” Natasha Devon states in the introduction to ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental’. “This book is therefore my attempt to save the world. No pressure then…” This …

Dear Jamie Oliver, Obesity is Not the Problem, it’s the Symptom

Jamie Oliver is under fire (again) this week for his latest apparent attack on the poor. In an effort to halve ‘childhood obesity’ in Scotland by 2030, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed during a meeting with Jamie Oliver that Scotland will ban price-cutting and two-for-one style promotions on sweets, crisps and other …

Waitrose’s ‘Healthy Eating Specialists’ are a Recipe for Fatphobia

Waitrose have announced that they’re introducing ‘healthy eating specialists’ on the shop floors of their stores, who will provide ‘nutritional help’ to customers as they go about their shopping. This follows research conducted by the supermarket, where they found that around half of shoppers would say that they don’t feel …

#Next100Years: What’s Next in the Fight for Equality?

Happy International Women’s Day 2018!  This year is something of a milestone for women’s rights – on February 6th 1918, The Representation of the People Act was passed, giving certain women over the age of 30 a vote and the right to stand for Parliament. This year, many have been celebrating 100 years since this …