obesity

How We Learn Fatphobia

It’s widely acknowledged that the media has a problem with fat people. Whether they’re the butt of the joke, the gluttonous villain or the undesirable ‘before’, fat bodies are rarely presented in film, television or print in a positive light. It’s understandable then, when bombarded with these fatphobic messages in …

Obesity Might Impact Your Health, but it Doesn’t Impact Your Worth

Last week, the European Society of Cardiology published a clinical research journal on the link between obesity and metabolic syndrome, and coronary heart disease (CHD). Its findings are definitely worth considering, however it’s important to consider both mental and physical health when defining what makes a person ‘healthy’. Because we’re not …

Are CRUK Fat Shaming with Their Obesity Ad?

Discussing fat bodies in relation to health is a lot more complicated than some people seem to think. The body positive and plus-size community fight daily against a thin-centric media and society that not only tells us that we’re unhealthy, but we’re also morally wrong for being fat. The language and …