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Blog posts November 2011

Obese 3rd Grader Taken from Parents

November 28, 2011

I'm a little too sick this morning to fly into the righteous rage this article deserves, but I'm not too stuffed up to at least get it out there. Basically a 200lb 3rd grader  has been taken away from his mother due to 'health concerns', but as far …

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Black Friday & Buy Nothing Day

November 25, 2011

This week has been wonderfully hectic and I'm so thankful it's Friday! I hope all my American readers have the time to reflect on what they're thankful for today and every day.

In other news, it's Buy Nothing Day as well as Black Friday (a super sale…

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The Road to Hell is Paved w Good Intentions

November 21, 2011

Trigger warning for child abuse

The headline kind of speaks for itself: Parents Allegedly Starve Baby Because of Obesity Concerns. The father had heart surgery at 25 for a blocked artery and the family follows a low cholesterol diet. I don't know how…

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Fat Abstinence and Over-Eaters Anonymous

November 18, 2011

**Trigger Warning for Diet and Weight Loss Talk**

Guest Post by FatFox

When I was involved with OA (over-eater's anonymous) there was an interesting divide within most of the meetings I went to.  In one camp were those who were considered abstinen…

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Typing Tuesday

November 14, 2011

As I mentioned yesterday, I've been writing a bit for the Nanaimo Daily News for their events section. I'm also working on Nanowrimo, a fanfic featuring everyone's favorite bounty hunter, and horribly far behind (but catching up!). I've been writing …

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No fat jokes? Huzzah! Media Monday

November 14, 2011

I'm curious; what did you enjoy, media-wise, this weekend? Did you read a book or magazine? A great news article? Hear some good tunes? See a play or a movie? Tell me about it after I tell you about mine!

Saturday night I went to go see "All the Grea…

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Fierce Fatshion, Where Are You?

November 11, 2011
I'm actually writing this on Thursday night, because I had the choice between reading about the French Revolution for homework or ignoring it completely and writing my blog post instead.  Hello option 2!
Rather than focusing on Napoleonic strategy a…

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The Saga Continues: Peanut panic

November 10, 2011

So we recieved no reply from our letter on Monday (as Gabe was sick Friday and didn't go to school). Yesterday our roomie Kevin went over to the school to talk to his teacher and the reason for their supposed 'no candy at all not even popcorn and chi…

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Health and Wellness from a Fat Acceptance PoV

November 8, 2011

Yesterday's surprise nomination got me thinking about what health and wellness means to me through my feminist and fat accepting lens, my privileged, white, able-body, my glasses wearing and scars. What does it mean to be healthy? Does it mean simply…

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Announcement! Canadian Weblog Nomination!

November 7, 2011

Wee! Something good for a Monday morning: Fat and Not Afraid has been nominated for a 2011 Canadian Weblog Award in the Health and Wellness catagory! *squee* I don't have the time right now for more than that, so go read Carolyn's post and have a wo…

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Confidence in my Pocket

November 7, 2011

((My sincere apologies for not getting Carolyn's post up on time! Happy Monday, folks!))

I have an appointment with the Rheumatologist in January, but I am so apprehensive.  I have been spoiled for the last 3 years by having a doctor who treated me a…

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I Write Letters: Part 2

November 4, 2011

So apparently Gabe's school has a nutrition policy. We got a phone call this morning in response to our letter advising us of this little fact so I went online to read it myself.  As official type documents go, it's pretty short, which I like becaus…

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Visualizing the 1%: Occupy Wall Street and Fat Hate

November 3, 2011

Thursday's post is up at Fierce Fatties and is by yours truly! Go check out what I have to say on progressives, Occupy Wall Street,  and old, white, rich men in fancy clothes.

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I Write Letters: Kids, Candy and being an Advocate

November 2, 2011

Yesterday was a pretty big day; Gabe got to wear his costume to school because yay, Hallowe'en! and then after school we did some trick or treating at the mall close to our house. It was packed with kids and their parents, lots of good costumes, and …

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