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Eva Tingley & Kathy Deitch

Articles by Eva Tingley & Kathy Deitch

Sex and the Fat Body: Let’s Clear Up Some Misconceptions

Healthy sex comes in every size. Don't let myths and personal hang ups about plus-size bodies keep you from having the sex life of your dreams.

We are constantly amazed by the myths that are prevalent about fat people and sex. The messages in modern storytelling from film to T.V. and even in urban legends are riddled with the ideas that fat people are a) undesirable, b) know they are undesirable, c) desperate for sex and d) will go through any […]

People Identifying as Fat — What’s the Hang Up?

Taking on and embracing the other controversial f-word.

There is a question that we have to ask every single guest we have on our weekly online show. It’s about the controversial f-word — FAT.  We have decided that it is important to ask whether or not our guests identify as fat. And if they don’t identify as fat people, how do they identify […]

How to Show Up to the Beach with Confidence in Your Fat Beach Body

10 tips that will help make your time in a swimsuit more enjoyable, no matter your size.

How do I show up to the beach in my fat beach body, you might ask? One answer to that question would be to simply show up and enjoy your day at the shore! Unfortunately, we all know that’s easier said than done. Though as a society, we’ve placed significant pressure on brands that use […]

Fat Allies: What We Wish Thin Friends Were Able to Do for the Cause

Let them know they aren't alone. Learn the dos and don'ts of helping plus-size people overcome fat-shaming situations.

Almost all of us have witnessed at one point or another a fat person being mistreated, whether it be a child being bullied on the schoolyard or a passenger shouting about how they have no room in their airplane row as a fat traveler tries to squeeze into the seat next to them. Most likely, […]

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 […]