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Blog posts January 2013

Fat People Don't Exist to Validate You

January 30, 2013

Fat people get a lot of 'but I did it, so you can too! It's not easy, sure, BUT I DID IT!' comments, especially if they're fat and blogging or otherwise out in public about not hating their bodies. Today while doing my best thinking a.k.a having a sh…

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Thank you Dr. Morgentaler!

January 28, 2013

Today in Canada marks the 25th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision, in which the Supreme Court struck down any laws prohibiting abortion and made it just another medical procedure, as it should be.

This time last year there was a HUGE kerfuffle…

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Baby Food & Learning to Feed

January 25, 2013

Katherine is officially 5 months old now and very ready for 'solid' foods. She's still nursing every 2-3 hours during the day and at night but she's also taken to baby cereal and applesauce like a champ. Her little chubby hands run interference with …

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The Obesity / Poverty Link

January 23, 2013

In light of Monday's post, I found this article from 2010 from the CBC News: Poor and Fat: the link between poverty and fat.

"Many of these factors are also linked to poverty, however. A 2009 study in Montreal, for example, demonstrated that low-inc…

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Lose Weight or Lose Your Welfare

January 21, 2013

Why is it that some of the most disturbing stories I read about the treatment of fat people and their families comes out of the U.K? I'm sure it has something to do with them being a small island nation and purposely isolated for so much of history. …

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Feminist Friday~Womanifesto

January 18, 2013

Via The Nearsighted Owl (check her out in my Good Reads section!) I found the Militant Baker and her Womanifesto challenge. What's a Womanifesto? Jess defines it as: A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, and views of its fem…

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Word of the Day: No

January 16, 2013

In my multiple hours of browsing around online, from Facebook to various webcomics, email, news sites, blogs and more, I come across a lot of different variations on 'yes'-say YES to success, to moving forward, to creating goals and making plans, to …

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Keira's Kollection: Empowering Apparel

January 14, 2013

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to dig deep and donate last week. As promised the donation button has been removed, hopefully never to be seen again. While I'd like to get paid for my writing, I don't feel like FaNA is the place it's going…

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Photo Friday: Peacock Edition

January 11, 2013

Happy Friday, y'all! (Can I use ya'll if I'm not from the South? Oh well.) Thanks to everyone who's donated so far. It's deeply appreciated and we're very grateful. At the end of the day today the donate button over there will disappear, hopefully ne…

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Giveaway: Moooo!

January 10, 2013

Hey folks, I'm attempting my very first giveaway! I'm working with Milk Unleashed to give you a chance to win some go-anywhere, anytime milk. I may be lactose intolerant but I still enjoy a cold glass of milk now and then, and this is the kind of t…

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All Natural Shame

January 9, 2013

Edited to add: Thank you so much to the people who have donated already. I always knew the internet was a special place where people could connect, despite never having met, but I've  never really experienced that for myself. Now I have. Thank you so…

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Kitchen Helper

January 7, 2013

Over the past couple of months I came to the realization that I really don't like to cook. It's just another chore, another thing that needs doing every day, and with our limited budget and my limited store of mental recipes, it gets old. Ryan hates …

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The Lowest of the Low & #IdleNoMore

January 4, 2013

You may or may not be aware of the Idle No More movement that's been sweeping across Canada since early December, having round dances and drumming in malls, blocking railways and snarling traffic on highways. I fully support Chief Spence in her hunge…

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Campos: Our Imaginary Weight Problem via NYT

January 3, 2013

I love it when smart people say smart things in widely read and well respected publications! Check out Paul Campos' latest article in the New York Times and please share widely. Woo!

"The study, by Katherine M. Flegal and her associates at the C.D.C…

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Chocolate, Bacon, Nanaimo Bars and Tie Plates

January 2, 2013

Oh the holidays, how I love thee. I know others loathe thee for the exact reasons I'm going to talk about below, but I LOVE YOU for them. Y'see, growing up, Christmas morning always meant an amazing breakfast. It started with the box of Pot of Gold c…

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