Her Videos are called ‘A Fat Girl Dancing’

And She Can Dance

Whitney Thore -Misty Felde Photography

Whitney Way Thore is taking the internet by storm with her ‘A Fat Girl Dancing’ videos. Her love of dance started at a young age, but as her weight increased over the years, she gave it up. This lead to a decrease in self-confidence, self-doubt, eating disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and waves of depression. […]

Plus Size Model Speaks Out– Anorexic Model Dead

In 2007, Plus Size Model Nancy Hayssen posed nude, weighing 169 pounds in the controversial anti-anorexia billboard ad featured in Times Square, NYC – alongside an anorexic model weighing barely 59 pounds.  The combination shocked the world. Now, that anorexic model is dead at 28 years old. Isabelle Caro was the face of the world-famous […]

Heartbroken over Huge

I’m really sad to discover that ABC Family decided not to renew Huge for next year.  The show was a highlight for my Monday nights, both because the topic was fresh and because the message of size acceptance was so positive. Huge creators, Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) and her daughter, Savannah Dooley, issued a […]

Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food,” and he includes some really interesting facts and statistics, especially as related to weight and health.  His basic premise is that we have replaced real food with “foodlike substances” that aren’t nearly as good for us– as evidenced by the increase in cardiovascular problems, diabetes, etc.  […]

Nikki Blonsky Rocks More Each Day

ABC Family’s hit show “Huge” star Nikki Blonsky won’t let her weight or Hollywood’s obsession with weight get her down. In an interview with Fox 411 last week about maintaining a healthy self image, Blonsky said, “Pick out the great things that you love about yourself. Whether it be your personality or jokes, whatever it […]

Nutrisystem’s Sad, Sad Survey Results

A study by Nutrisystem revealed last week that more than half of women would rather go without sex for the entire summer than gain 10 pounds.  Likewise, 25% of men said they would go without sex instead of gaining weight. The poll, conducted by Kelton Research, asked questions of 1,001 people. Both sexes also admitted […]

Girls Scouts’ New PSA About Weight and Body Image

In light of my love for ABC Family’s Huge, I’m really glad to see that the Girl Scouts have recently started using this Public Service Announcement about weight. For one thing, they use plus size models in the commercial (including Lizzie Miller, who posed nude for Glamour last year), which really underscores the message of the […]