Overweight people and the healthcare system: an injustice

The healthcare system is something many of us tremendously depend upon. We see doctors when we’re unwell, or unsure about a condition or a diagnosis, and we put significant faith in physicians when it comes to our overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, the same experience cannot be said for many overweight people, based on several conversations I’ve … More Overweight people and the healthcare system: an injustice

Body positivity: progressive or dangerous?

Body positivity is, in my opinion, perceived in one of two ways; a positive movement involving confidence and acceptance of oneself, or a negative message that perpetuates the ideology that being overweight and unhealthy is okay and praised. I was chatting with my sister about the two sides of the concept. My sister, who happens … More Body positivity: progressive or dangerous?

Here’s Why Fat Shaming In Popular Culture Needs to End

I recently viewed a trailer for a Netflix original film titled Insatiable, a film depicting the life of a teenage girl named Patty who is overweight. The trailer begins by showing Patty’s daily life and the incredulous amount of bullying and discrimination she encounters because of her weight. Apparently, she gets punched in the face, … More Here’s Why Fat Shaming In Popular Culture Needs to End