Your Fat Friend

is creating essays about fatness.

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About

We talk about fat all the time.  How to lose it.  Why we fear it.  Judgments about people who have a lot of it.

Too often, that conversation happens in a vacuum.  It doesn't ask us to reckon with the impacts of how we talk about fatness.  And it doesn't call on us to remember that two thirds of us are fat.  When we talk about fatness, we're talking about our neighbors, friends, family, partners--even ourselves.

That's where Your Fat Friend comes in.  I write about what it feels like to be on the receiving end of such an intense conversation about fatness, and about bodies like mine.  About how that conversation shows up in our relationships, the impacts it creates, and whether or not that conversation reflects our values.  And about what kind of world we want to create for the fat people we know & love.

With your support, I can keep producing original content about what it's like to be the fat person on the planewhat people are really saying when they say "you're not that fat!", and more.  Your support helps elevate a conversation that's all around us and puts it back in the hands of those who it impacts most--fat people.
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Write a damn book! At this level, your support will allow me to focus on writing an expanded book focused on the emotional and social realities of living in the world as a very fat person. I am THRILLED at the prospect of writing a manuscript--all I need is your help!
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