The F@ Diaries: Anti-Depressants & My Triumphant Return to the Gym

This is me in 2013 enjoying a core workout at the gym.

I haven’t exercised in months. And by months I mean more than 12. I’ve moved my body, but I haven’t actually put on workout gear, grabbed a water bottle, and moved in a way that really challenges my physicality and leaves my body glistening with sweat. Read More

The F@ Diaries: I Have a Problem With Your Size – Part 2

Written by The Feisty Fox, a Fattitude Intern

10-Movie-Heroines-Who-Risked-it-All-and-Won-MainPhoto1It was my freshman year in college and I was excitedly getting dressed for the first dance of the year. A dorm mate had set my friend Michelle and me up with some boys from another school, and we were giving our all to perfecting our looks for the night. I was desperate to have a boy like me so I was going for the Wow Factor. I decided on a black top with a black leather skirt, black fishnet tights, black heels and, of course, a black fabric choker. I hadn’t yet figured out that self confidence is always more attractive than Melanie Griffith (@melaniegriffith) in, “Working Girl.” Read More

The F@ Diaries: I Have a Problem with Your Size – Part 1

IMG_6777Written by The Feisty Fox, a Fattitude Intern

“Lose some weight, Bitch!” Those are the words that I heard coming from a passing vehicle when I was 16 years old, leaving the mall after a fun afternoon with a friend.

“Lose some weight, Bitch.”

In general, teenagers are obsessed with their appearance, sure that anyone they meet notices only the part about them they most dislike. The chink in my armor was the size of my body. At the time I was chubby, not fat, yet my plumpness seemed to be a monstrous problem for everyone in my life, and it was made clear that I needed urgent and immediate repair. Read More

The F@ Diaries: Darnit, Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy!

by the Feisty Fox

Gosh darnit, @rebelwilson. images-2And you know what, I’m throwing @melissamccarthy on the grill too (despite adoring her character in Spy) because they both belong in the hot seat! Why, oh why, do you ladies continually choose roles where the fat woman is, literally, in the case of Pitch Perfect 2 the butt (or vagina, be it as it may) of the joke? You’re so much better than #FatAmy and #Tammy and all of the other characters you’ve played where you perpetuate the stereotypes fat women have to work so hard on a daily basis to dispel and overcome. Read More

Body Positive Journey: Intuitive Eating

Written by The Feisty Fox, a Fattitude Intern

imageBefore running out to a meeting yesterday, our new babysitter asked me if there were any food limits I have for my daughter. I was surprised at the question. It was so the opposite of how I do things. I responded, “No, I trust her to know what she wants and when she’s had enough.” It made me realize how much Intuitive Eating has become a part of my life and how I raise my kids. Read More

The F@ Diaries: Fat Travels

Written by The Feisty Fox, a Fattitude Intern

71aFyqgnTYL._SL1339_On the way to the airport today my friend and I were discussing thin privilege and, as an example, I used the idea of flying and the fact that thin people could never imagine the worries many fat people have when traveling such as having to ask for a seat belt extension, concern they may not fit in their seat, having to purchase two seats or a seat in first class to accommodate their body or fearing that their very existence may offend their seat mate. I say “many fat people” because I’ve heard legend there are some who have none of these fears, whatsoever, but that’s not me. Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Positive Badass Toni Tails

Written by The Feisty Fox, a Fattitude Intern

thm_tUHBvzP9UvArtist and Activist, Toni Tails has spun a wonderful web of friendships with people all over the world via the Internet. Followers are drawn in by Toni’s candid nature, engaging sense of humor and the way she radiates beauty from both inside and out. But most of all, people gravitate toward her because of her incredible artistic talent, namely her magical renditions of fat bodies. Read More

Fattitude Media Round Up: 8/21/15

So,FattitudeLogoFinalCOLORcrop here at Fattitude we have decided that rather than gripe and rave about the media we see all week to each other – we are going to share our raves and rants with you!

WE will be doing this every week from now on so keep an eye out…also if you think there is something we’ve missed that we so have to see – let us know by either commenting below or messaging us on facebook! Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Andrew Walen

Unknown-2Psychotherapist Andrew Walen, is the founder of Columbia, Maryland’s Body Image Therapy Center which specializes in eating disorders, substance abuse, body image, anxiety and depression. In particular – Andrew has made it part of his mission to help men find a space to heal from eating disorders and he is fiercely working to help people understand how the male population often gets excluded when it comes to ED treatment and discussion. Read More


Dear Girdle,

We need to talk. I haven’t been comfortable in our relationship for quite some time. Truth be told, when we met I wasn’t feeling good about myself and didn’t know I deserved better. You were just so smooth and I thought I needed you. But the truth is, I don’t. Read More