Sign in

Your Fat Friend writes about the social realities of living as a very fat person. www.yourfatfriend.com

Humans 101

What many thin people refer to as ‘internalized fatphobia’ is a different side of the same coin

A marble statue of a thin woman looking off to the side, angrily and mistrustfully. The statue stands in front of lush ferns.
A marble statue of a thin woman looking off to the side, angrily and mistrustfully. The statue stands in front of lush ferns.
Photo: Adam Wilson/Unsplash


Express Yourself

Please, let fat people describe our own bodies

Image for post
Image for post
Photo: AllGo — An App For Plus Size People/Unsplash


An invitation to deepen straight cis allyship

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash


This Is Us

I learned the quiet heartbreak of losing someone who truly understood what it meant to live in a body like mine

An eerie image of the silhouette of a person seen through frosted glass.
An eerie image of the silhouette of a person seen through frosted glass.
Photo: Chayapon Bootboonneam/EyeEm/Getty Images


This Is Us

This popular phrase might be comforting, but it also perpetuates weight stigma

A blue-tinted photo of a shattered mirror.
A blue-tinted photo of a shattered mirror.
Photo: MirageC/Getty Images


New to working from home? Here are some best practices from someone who’s been working remotely for a year.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash


Humans 101

Bias against fat people is on the rise — and it’s harming our health, relationships, and self-esteem

A photo of five sculpture-like human faces.
A photo of five sculpture-like human faces.
Photo: Ozgur Donmaz/Getty Images


Fat patients are getting worse health care than ever. Here are 10 recommendations that can help.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images


What do “size-inclusive” clothing lines offer plus size people?

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Andrej Lišakov on Unsplash


On the eve of its return, the weight-loss juggernaut is haunted by disturbing reports from former contestant

Image for post
Image for post
Jillian Michaels. Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store