Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

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things no one will tell fat girls

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Copyright © 2015 Jes M. Baker

Seal Press

A Member of the Perseus Books Group

1700 Fourth Street

Berkeley, California

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Baker, Jes.

Things no one will tell fat girls / by Jes Baker.

pages cm

ISBN 978-1-58005-583-3

1. Overweight women--Psychological aspects. 2. Body image in women. 3. Self-esteem in women. 4. Self-care, Health. I. Title.

RC628.B28 2015

613'.04244--dc23

2015019704

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Cover design by Faceout Studios, Kara Davison

Interior design by Domini Dragoone

Printed in the United States of America

Distributed by Publishers Group West

For all the fat girls

who have no idea that

they are
absolutely
perfect

contents

INTRODUCTION

ONE

What in the World Is Body Love, and Why Does It Matter?

TWO

Start Now, GODDAMNIT: Waiting Doesn't Work

guest essay: Virgie Tovar

THREE

You Hate Your Body Because Don Draper Told You To: Throw Some Shade at History

guest essay: Sonya Renee Taylor

FOUR

If You're Happy and You Know It, Cut in Line: Fat Hate Isn't Your Problem

guest essay: Andrew Walen

FIVE

Fat and Health: Rethink That Shit

guest essay: Jen McLellan

SIX

Selfies Aren't Selfish: Narcissism Is Good for You

SEVEN

Change Your Tumblr, Change Your Life: Diversify Your Media Feed

guest essay: Shanna Katz Kattari

EIGHT

100% of Humans Have Brains: Mental Health Support Is for Everyone

guest essay: Kimberly A. Peace, MSW

NINE

Watch Your Language: Words Matter

guest essay: Sam Dylan Finch

TEN

“Fatshion” Is a Form of Political Resistance: Wear What Scares You

guest essay: Bruce Sturgell

ELEVEN

Affirmations Aren't Just for People Who Love Sedona: You Can Rewire Your Brain

TWELVE

Fat Girls Find Love Too: Yes, That Includes You

guest essay: Chrystal Bougon

THIRTEEN

Loving Your Body Will Change the World

Resources

Notes

Acknowledgments

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