Exercise Inferiority in Fat Women

Can I tell you a secret? More than a week ago, I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep. I was thinking about how beautiful it has been outside lately, and then I had a totally crazy idea. What if I went running? Now, I profess to be a pretty confident plus size...

Curvy in College | Being Fat on Campus

“You don’t want the freshman 15 do you?” “You pay to use the gym in your tuition, so why don’t you use it?” “Are you sure you want to eat Burger King when you can just get Jamba Juice?”   If you have heard any or all of these phrases before, then you understand how...

My Fat-Shaming Pediatrician

I have seen at least 10 doctors and specialists during my 47 years. Of those, only 2 did not jump to conclusions about my weight and treat me like a second-class citizen. But of all the fat-shaming experiences I have ever had, none was so detrimental as my childhood...

3 Tips for Feeling Sexy Naked When You’re Fat

Sexy is a state of mind built on confidence. If you aren’t comfortable with your body alone, you will never feel comfortable being naked in front of your significant other. You turn off the lights, leave clothes on, and/or position blankets over your stomach. In...

My Mother Taught Me Fat Shame

I’ve struggled with my body image for as long as I can remember. I went through life for years without questioning why I felt like I shouldn’t take up so much space. Now that I’m older, I’ve wondered why I started to think something was wrong...

Elizabeth Holmes & Theranos Make Labs Accessible

We talk about healthcare a lot here at Fatfully, and for good reason. It’s difficult to find a doctor who listens to you when you are overweight. I have been on a healthcare journey my whole life, only to find half-answers and more questions. If you struggle...

Fat, the Other F-Word

Growing up, my parents taught me not to say bad words, and most of the words that were in that list were the usual suspects. In my teenage years, I strayed and cussed like a sailor – but as I’ve gotten older, I have realigned my language to the standards that they...