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A recent publication in “Fat Studies” journal

I'm pleased to say that I've been published in the "Fat Studies" journal, and an e-print of my article is now available online.  I was asked to review two recent publications, Hanne Blank's "Big Big Love," and Rebecca Weinstein's "Fat Sex." Although I had very different responses to the two books, I was very pleased to be asked to submit...[ read more ]

Cultural appropriation bingo

Last week, a friend tagged me to tell me about a post on Jezebel about cultural appropriation, that happened to feature an old project of mine: the cultural appropriation "Bingo card." "Bingo cards" have become a popular way to track and raise awareness about the common phrases and arguments that come up over and over again when certain social justice...[ read more ]

Giving thanks, thoughtfully.

It's been quiet here at my blog of late, but the day before Thanksgiving, I'm reflecting on the traditional American celebration of the season. On the one hand, I appreciate the benefits that gratitude can bring to our health and overall well-being.  Reflecting on the positive parts of our lives - our successes and good fortune, the support and encouragement...[ read more ]

AAMFT 2012 presentation

It's been a quiet couple of months on the blog here as summer has ended and fall has begun.  I'm at the AAMFT Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC where I'm presenting with Dr. Michael Loewy of Alliant International University on our research about one of his doctoral electives. Dr. Loewy has offered a "Fat Acceptance and Health at Every Size"...[ read more ]

Quick post: Independence Day

As we take a day to celebrate American independence, here's some freedoms worth celebrating. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] My ancestor George Wythe is somewhere in here. Thanks George![/caption] - Independence from dieting.  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are unique, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,...[ read more ]


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