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What’s Up In the Fatosphere | Manolo for the Big Girl

What’s Up In the Fatosphere

Well, my little chickadees, I didn’t win last night’s Mega Millions six hundred freaking millions jackpot, so I guess it’s back to work for me today, isn’t it?

Oh well.

Don’t worry. I’m not in need of an intervention. I spent a whole two bucks, which I could just as easily have spent on a decent quality bar of chocolate or a small espresso drink.

What? A girl’s gotta dream sometimes.


Back to it.

It’s been an exciting couple weeks in the Fatosphere. There’s been a lot of good stuff going down, and here are a few examples.

Deb Burgard PhD did a lovely post at the Health at Every Size blog analyzing a recent study done on the Jenny Craig program by the folks at – you guessed it! – Jenny Craig. The title? How to Photoshop a Research Study.

The Fat Nutrutionist has been doing a fabulous series on eating without drama that is a must read. She published the seventh lesson, Finding Fullness, the other day. If you haven’t read it, I suggest doing so now… as well as the other lessons in the series, particularly the one on giving yourself permission and the one on nutrition agnosticism.

Back to the Health at Every Size blog, Dr. Linda Bacon has some great tips for de-stigmatizing your workplace.

Not actually a codified part of the Fatosphere, but I loved this article by Kate of Eat the Damn Cake on her musings about Fifty Shades of Grey. Oh, and while you’re in the neighborhood, check out her gallery of women eating cake. Beyond delicious.

3 Responses to “What’s Up In the Fatosphere”

  1. Josie March 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Love all these bits (WON’T be dl-ing 50 shades!), and as someone who doesn’t keep up with the fatosphere (sadly my only regular internet reads are here, xojane, basenotes and tumblr sites with lots of dodgy benedict cumberbatch/sherlock content), would love a semi-regular digest!

    Also Twistie, have you seen anything lately about the fatty people having babies? I can never find much and I know there are lovely fat ladies birthing all over the place. Any pointers on reading welcomed. :)

  2. KESW March 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Any thoughts (or have you heard?) about Jonathan Antoine’s big Britain’s Got Talent performance? I watched it and I’m truly impressed by his vocal skills and the depth and richness to his voice at only 17, but I’m finding myself really cranky at all of the people who are like, “WOW this kid is SO AMAZING would you believe it because HE’S A FATTY!!” Just about done with the fact that the human race doesn’t seem to acknowledge that talent and worth are not automatically the sole property of the pretty or skinny.

  3. Twistie April 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Josie, have you ever read Well Rounded Mama? http://www.wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/

    She talks mostly about birth and motherhood for women of size. She discusses the medical issues, politics, and practical day to day issues. She’s also rather fabulous.