The New Agenda

You can’t go a few days without the word “ob*sity epidemic” hitting the headlines nowadays. In my opinion, you’ve got to ask yourself whether there is some kind of hidden agenda at play. Whether it is a new paper that has been published or one of the many ob*sity organisations releasing a new statement, the …

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The reputation of doctors

Some of you will be aware that I received a total of 5 complaints forwarded on to me by the GMC last week. They were concerned that public comments made by doctors have the capacity to influence and affect others and cause offense. They believed it is arguable that comments such as these could risk bringing the profession into disrepute.

Lived experience

What do Diabetes, infertility, Lipoedema and PCOS all have in common? Weight stigma of course. I share some thoughts about these and more, drawing on my own lived experience as well as those that have been shared with me.

Weight loss isn’t the answer

Weight loss doesn’t work and it doesn’t really benefit us in any way. If anything it makes things worse. Weight loss isn’t the answer. There is a better way.

The Church of Healthism

Todays post is an exploration of a modern day religion that has resulted from several decades of weight normative and anti-fat narratives. I like to call it the church of healthism. For those of you who don’t know, I grew up without a religion but in my early twenties, I joined an evangelical Christian church. …

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The troll translator

Let’s face facts – I am never going to win any popularity contests. And I have made my peace with that. But over the last few months, I have had a lot of interactions with trolls, and I have gotten quite good at translating troll speech. In the short time that I’ve been speaking out …

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Why I won’t shut up about weight stigma

When we talk about weight stigma, we’re talking about physical characteristics associated with fatness that essentially indicate a lower social value or worth. In modern times, fat is synonymous with being less attractive. And in a society where beauty is currency, the weight loss industry is big business. Until recently, this was particularly true of …

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How to spot a narcissist

My father is a narcissist. Most people who know him, don’t believe me. They all tell me what a great guy he is and are convinced I am mistaken. And maybe I am, but it’s highly unlikely. Because I know how to read, and there is this little book (it’s not little at all) called …

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