Eva Tingley & Kathy Deitch

Articles by Eva Tingley & Kathy Deitch

Men Who Love Fat Women: Should They be Praised for Admitting It?

Men who love plus-size women get all the praise while curvy women who love the skin they're in are called delusional. Get the facts on body bias and a frequently asked question: Are hetero men attracted to plus-size women?

While brainstorming for this topic, we could not think of a single plus-size girlfriend between us who had escaped the down-low relationship completely. Every straight, chubby woman we know has had at least one sexual experience with a guy that existed exclusively in secret, not intended for the public eye. There is a stigma attached […]

Plus-Size Yoga Guru Jessamyn Stanley is Shattering All Stereotypes

The self-described fat-femme is unapologetically taking the world by storm and transforming hearts and minds in the process. In this Q&A, Jessamyn shares her views on how to confidently navigate your way through the world while plus-size.

As plus-size women who have dedicated our voices to combating negativity and stereotypes that surround people who dare to take up a little bit of space, we were beyond excited by the prospect of interviewing Instagram sensation, yoga guru, body positivity advocate and Every Body Yoga author, Jessamyn Stanley, for Books for Better Living. When […]

Can You Be Body Positive and Want to Change Your Body?

Making a case for "calling the shots" when it comes to your happiness and what's right for your body.

The “Body Positive Movement” has legs and is turning out actual results. Record numbers of plus size models set the runways on fire at NY Fashion Week spring 2018, thanks to the influence of documentaries like Straight/Curve and Embrace which brought awareness to people around the world about body bias. And let’s not forget the persuasive […]

A New Year, A New Attitude Toward Your Body

Why not try radical self-acceptance and love your body as it is today?

With an influx of articles coming your way this month about diets and programs to lose weight, workouts to shrink your abs or lift your buns, and the best New Year resolutions to change, change, CHANGE, we want to start 2018 off by encouraging you to shift your mindset about your self-image. “The human brain […]

The Gym Catch 22: When You’re Fat, You’re Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

Do these 5 things to improve your workout experience and conquer whatever body bias comes your way.

We live in a world where if you’re fat and accept and love your body the way it is, it is not socially acceptable. You are expected to “better yourself.” So, if you then decide to change your body, the next logical step is to go to the place that will assist you in doing […]

Protect Yourself From Fat-Shaming Family and Friends While Eating During the Holidays

Dreading this year's family gathering? Here's how to eat in peace when everyone is looking at your plate.

The holidays are swiftly approaching, and they can be stress-inducing. Thanksgiving specifically, originated from conflicting sides coming together to celebrate the harvest. And although the Thanksgiving cornucopia remains a symbol of peace, gratitude, sharing and coming together, when you are plus-sized, the goodwill associated with the holiday may feel as though it isn’t extended to […]

How to Talk to Your Doctor When You’re Plus Size

Get empowered! Use these 4 tips for a successful doctor's visit.

After reading the title of this article, you may think, wow—how’s that a thing?! The answer is, unfortunately, it is and here’s why. With surveys detailing how doctors perceive plus-size patients with less patience and spend less time with them, we feel like the only way to stop the bias is to talk about it. […]

The Difference Between Body Positivity and Self­-Love

While self-love is highly encouraged, it's the acceptance and appreciation of body diversity that will ultimately act as the catalyst for change.

If you’ve been paying even the slightest bit of attention to what’s trending these days, you probably have seen articles about the Body Positive or BoPo Movement. Countless brands are associating their products with, and gearing their ads towards, the movement’s “feeling positive” about your body proclamation. The topic of “self-love” is currently garnering high […]
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