If you live in England you’ve no doubt seen the massive adverts dotted around that state ‘Obesity is a cause of cancer’. The adverts are for Cancer Research UK and are designed to look like traditional cigarette packets to hammer home their point that fatness is bad for you. This isn't the first time they've … Continue reading Five Things to Know About Those Cancer Research UK Adverts
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I'm struggling this Summer. It's not exactly hot here in England, but it's getting noticeably warmer and brighter. Usually this means my low-cut dresses and short skirts come out for the season, but this year I've been covering up with hoodies and jeans when I've ventured outside instead. I think this is because I've been … Continue reading Enjoy the Sun
I'd like to take this opportunity to reiterate for the millionth time that I'm trans, and that I love my trans fiancée very much. It also feels important to remind you that I'm fat, we're both physically disabled and mentally ill, and we definitely fancy the pants off each other. I'm guessing you're reading this … Continue reading You’re Wanted, I Promise
Cw: discussion of societal and internalised fatmisia We are so often encouraged to wear clothes that make us look smaller. I remember being in my early twenties, trying on clothes in a cramped changing room, waiting to find the perfect drab outfit that would make me look the thinnest. Eventually, uncomfortable and sweating under the … Continue reading Looking Fat
Every once in a while, I get naked for money in the name of art. Life modelling is the craft of maintaining a pose, or several poses, over a specific period of time while people draw you. This can mean keeping one pose for several hours, or working through numerous short poses. It's often a … Continue reading How to Work as a Life Model