I discovered Tieks a couple of years ago and refuse to wear anything else. (And I did end up repurposing a shelf from a different part of the house just for my shoes.) They just make me so happy and are also comfortable enough to wear when I work the booth at a tradeshow for my job.
I agree it would have been way more insulting if he had been embarrassed by it so I love that he didn’t.
I will say that I may end up enjoying it more when I can watch it at home — for all my love of Fat Thor, it was obvious that audience members definitely see him as a joke and something to laugh at which is not great. But…
I’m so glad you found it helpful! When I wrote mine I got some books from the library and also just did basic online searches for nonfiction book proposals. I have found that there isn’t one single format that is the “best” and publishers may have their own tweaks or specifications, but here are some general resources to give you an idea:
I think this is just another example of how routinely doctors just flat out think women are lying or exaggerating when it comes to their own health and medical history. How often do women have to continue to advocate for themselves before we are finally believed?
Agreed, although I suspect that the people watching that show are perfectly okay with seeing a fat person shamed by their doctor, whether because they agree with his statements or have full-on fatphobia or are using the show as motivation to lose weight (which I am aware of several people who do that) and so they are internalizing a lot of his comments for themselves, too.
Not a good look at all. The gut reaction to thinking your story had been stolen is terrifying, and I can understand reacting emotionally. But in light of evidence that clearly showed there was no way Irby plagiarized anything, Tovar just kept doubling down on her accusations. Then she just shuts off all comments on her Instagram, but still leaves the posts claiming Shrill stole from her up. WTF.
It does seem that way, especially given that instead of speaking to the actual writer of the episode she just publicly called out the white woman in charge. Which is harmful in a lot of ways, mostly because she’s not giving Irby, the only black writer on staff, her due credit as writer of an episode, but even then, in her effort to claim plagiarism…