My (Body Positive) New Years Resolutions & How to Make Your Own, Too

My (Body Positive) New Years Resolutions & How to Make Your Own, Too

It looks like 2016 is easily one of the most widely-hated years on record (most everyone agrees, except maybe Leonardo DiCaprio). In an effort to begin to metaphorically shut the damn door on this 366-day trash heap, I’m bringing back an old tradition of listing out my personal resolutions for 2017, a year that will hopefully be the beacon of light we all deserve (except Donald Trump because if anything, he deserves to be left behind). Without further ado, my 2017…

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Donna Meagle, Thanks for Teaching Fat Girls to “Treat Ourselves”

Donna Meagle, Thanks for Teaching Fat Girls to “Treat Ourselves”

There are so many reasons to love Donna Meagle. She’s sassy. She’s full of quick wit. She’s also lovably & relatably “temperamental, unpredictable, complex, and hard-to-read.” As April Ludgate continued to so brilliantly put it, Donna will “make people work before you let them in; but if they put the time in & prove that they care, then you open yourself up to them… right?” Right, April. If you remember this episode of Parks & Rec, it’s at this moment…

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A Fat Girl’s Guide to Plus Size Fall Fashion

A Fat Girl’s Guide to Plus Size Fall Fashion

Ah Autumn! It’s the time when I breathe a sigh of relief because I no longer have to feel the pressure of having a ~summer-ready body~ breathing down my neck*. It’s the time for boots, bombers, and bulk. Halloween, hay rides, & hats. Pumpkins, picking apples, and perfect fucking weather. FALL IS MY HEAVEN, OKAY? In honor of the most beautiful season to ever season, I’ve curated three plus size fall fashion looks, highlighting a few favorite items in particular….

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Let’s Do Better: How We as White People Can be Better Allies to the Black Community

Let’s Do Better: How We as White People Can be Better Allies to the Black Community

Special thank yous go to our friend & talented photographer, Alysia Spencer, for graciously providing both of the photos featured in this piece. We encourage everyone to check out Alysia’s work on her Instagram @thecreeveycam. Hi readers. Though we’ve been present in our personal outlets/circles regarding #BlackLiveMatter and the most recent unjustified murders of Korryn Gaines, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, we haven’t exactly been vocal here on our blog, speaking as “Fat Girl Big Mouth.” At first we kept…

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Hey Dani Mathers, Who the Hell do you Think you are?

Hey Dani Mathers, Who the Hell do you Think you are?

Dani Mathers. Honestly, I never heard the name before today. I found out she was a Playboy Playmate of the Year in 2015, a very beautiful woman, an avid gym-goer, a former Twitter user, a “new” Snapchatter, a body shamer, a disgusting garbage human. Dani Mathers (who, in my book, is still a nobody), recently thought it would be appropriate to take a photo of a naked, unsuspecting woman in the locker room at the gym, then blast it out…

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Despite Hollywood, I Am Not Your Token Fat Friend

Despite Hollywood, I Am Not Your Token Fat Friend

Look. It’s about time we have this conversation, for the sake of myself and my fellow fat babes everywhere. I have been praising the addition of several fabulously talented, funny plus-size ladies like Melissa McCarthy, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rebel Wilson, and Aidy Bryant in mainstream entertainment in the last decade. It’s been wonderful seeing a glimpse of fat representation on TV and in movies. What hasn’t been wonderful is the played-out trope of “the sassy and/or weird fat girl.” She is merely…

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Overcoming the Dreaded “Bad Body Day” as a Fat Woman

Overcoming the Dreaded “Bad Body Day” as a Fat Woman

We’ve all been there, sitting at the corner of frustrated and sad, ready to cry our eyes out or scream into our pillow or simply stare blankly into the mirror feeling some type of hopeless. The “Bad Body Day” (BBD) plagues everyone, regardless of size, gender/non-gender, sexuality, age, relationship status… everyone at one point has woken up & been disgusted (or at the very least displeased) with something about their body for at least one day in their life – even those that…

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Lady Gaga is Not Anti-Rape, She’s Perpetuating It

Lady Gaga is Not Anti-Rape, She’s Perpetuating It

[ I want to preface this with trigger warnings for sexual assault, rape, and the disgusting pieces of dog shit that are both Terry Richardson & R. Kelly. ] I know most of this is old news, but you & me? We need to talk about Lady Gaga. Yes, Lady Gaga, Mama Monster, queen of a Little Monster army even I was once part of – now a self-marketed martyr for the anti-rape movement. Social media users everywhere shouted her praises from…

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