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Yoga for Larger Bodies – Documentary Animation
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      Yoga for Larger Bodies is an animated documentary of one woman’s experience of being a plus-sized yoga instructor. It is the origin story of London’s first yoga class specifically for larger bodied individuals. Uniquely, and in keeping with the themes of union, meditation, and connection, the animation and all of the images it contains is formed of a single, continuous line....

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VJ’s Fat Experience
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VJ’s Fat Experience

Sep 19, 2013 by

  VJ narrates a story from her childhood, explaining what she learned about life when her loving mother was forced, at risk of losing the public assistance she required, to send VJ away at 10 years old to an inpatient facility based on negative assumptions about her size. Animation by Stacy Bias:...

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Asia Hall – Different Ways to Frost our Cakes
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  Asia Hall talks about her experience auditioning for “Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance.” Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Interviewer: So what was it like for you to be part of something so positive? Asia Hall: It was actually an...

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Emily Anson: I’m Still Angry (But I’m Getting There)
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    I’m still angry. My anger, while not integral to my new identity as a promoter of size acceptance, helps to drive me. I have to admit it. I’m pissed off. It’s been a journey for me to get here, and a non-linear one at that. When I was a young fat teenager, desperately trying to escape my own self-hatred, I stumbled upon...

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Deb Malkin: The Word Fat.
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    Deb Malkin speaks on her language of self-definition. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. I definitely am comfortable with the word fat. I mean, it’s part of the language that my community uses. And I like the...

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Stacy Bias: The Shame Was More Important than Living
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    Stacy Bias speaks on childhood, compulsion, shame and the hierarchy of worth. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. My mom and dad were both big. My dad was about 6’4″, 350lbs, maybe even more than that, I...

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Melody Rossiter: Mouthy Fat Kid Does OK
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    My mother came from anorexic stock. When I started getting fat at age 8, she was confused and concerned, and put me on strict diets. I ate my vegetables, we never ate out, I played outside weather permitting and got plenty of exercise. Still, I got fatter and fatter. I found out much later in life why I got fat, but that’s...

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Agnes Day on Disordered Eating, Shame and Coping
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    In fifth grade, I had my First Crush On A Boy. His name was Ross. He was tall, with gorgeous green eyes, and he was so sophisticated that he wore cologne to school. Aramis. He agreed to be my boyfriend for one day, but we had to keep it a secret. When I asked why, he told me: “You aren’t exactly Brooke...

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Stacy Bias on Comfort and Comfort-Seeking
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    Stacy Bias speaks about comfort, shame and the roots of compulsion. Listen Here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Passions and Interests…Wow, that is an open-ended question, isn’t it? I’m passionate about people, like, my friends, my...

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Liv McClelland – Fat Vs. BBW
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    Liv McClelland talks about the language she uses to describe her body. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Interviewer: Do you describe yourself as fat, or what language do you use to describe yourself? Liv: I think...

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Liv McClelland – Fat in the Family
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    Liv McClelland talks about fat and family. Listen Here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. We have a lot of fatties in my family. My mom is fat. My mom kind of fluctuates between a size 12...

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Austin is Over Weight
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Austin is Over Weight

Jun 11, 2008 by

    A little more than a year ago, my good friend Val Garrison and I hit the road and spent just under two months interviewing women of size all along the east coast. 16 states in 6.5 weeks — 41 interviews in 42 days! Along the way, we bunked with Austin and hir partner in Northampton, Ma. We were lucky enough to get...

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