Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

eBook - 2015
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"Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. With smart and sassy eloquence, veteran blogger Jes Baker calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat-shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health. With the same straightforward tone that catapulted her to national attention when she wrote a public letter addressing the sexist comments of Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO, Jes shares personal experiences along with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Featuring notable guest authors, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation for all women to reject fat prejudice, learn to love their bodies, and join the most progressive, and life-changing revolution there is: the movement to change the world by loving their bodies"--
Publisher: Berkeley, California :, Seal Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781580055833
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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AL_ERIKA Aug 02, 2016

“Happiness is about finding what you love about yourself and sharing it. Happiness is about taking what you hate about yourself and learning to love it. Happiness is an internal sanctuary where you are enough just as you are, right now.”

AL_ERIKA Aug 02, 2016

“Our bodies are our physical bookmarks that hold space for us in the world.”

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shayshortt
Jul 09, 2016

“So a majority of fat people are being told they’re not okay when they are, and ‘straight-size’ bodies are automatically assumed to be up to snuff and don’t receive proper medical attention. This simply goes to show that medical weight bias affects us all.”

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AL_ERIKA Aug 02, 2016

This was uplifting, thought provoking, hilarious, kind, and at times hard to read. Hard only because it can be difficult when someone makes you aware of your self-sabotage.

The key thing that is beautiful about this book is the fact that it is about body positivity for any and all people and types. She touches base on the lgbtqia community, disabilities, genders, race, and identity. I highly recommend this to all readers who want some positivity in their lives and great tools to bring that way of thinking your way.

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shayshortt
Jul 09, 2016

Overall, Things No One Tells Fat Girls was fun and informative read that helped me understand the body positive perspective on how ‘health’ gets abused to perpetuate the same old beauty stands, while also ignoring other real health metrics. I am also looking forward to exploring the work of some of the other advocates Baker spotlights. Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2016/07/07/things-no-one-will-tell-fat-girls/

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Jul 09, 2016

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a mix of self-help ideas and basic education about the body positive movement. Jes Baker is a blogger at The Militant Baker, and her book uses the same colloquial and humourous tone as her site to fight back against size prejudice. In fact, her blog readers will definitely find some familiar material and stories here. Baker not only tries to be inclusive of other perspectives (men, trans people, black women) but actually invites them onto her platform with guest essays that specifically address their own perspectives on body image, giving this book a broad reach. As Baker put it in an interview, “if body positivity isn’t intersectional, it’s not really body positivity.”

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