Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living

Jes Baker

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 1580055826

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.

Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.

Among the many Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls that you don’t want to miss:
1. It’s Possible to Love Your Body (Today. Now.)
2. You Can Train Your Brain to Play Nice
3. Your Weight Is Not a Reflection Of Your Worth
4. Changing Your Tumblr Feed Will Change Your Life
5. Salad Will Not Get You to Heaven
6. Cheesecake Will Not Send You to Hell

If you're a person with a body, this book is for you.

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quo (however counterintuitive that may seem) and acknowledge that we are unique beings with personal histories and understandings that influence the way we exist within this world. FUCK YEAH, HAES! “Okay, but Jeeeeees, you’re avoiding the question everyone asks! Aren’t there fat people who don’t have a ‘clean bill of health’?” SURE! There are fat bodies with high blood pressure and cholesterol and diabetes (there are thin bodies who have all of those things too, but the world forgets that part).

the tools clinicians would use to categorize illnesses was called the Global Assessment of Functioning, or the GAF scale. While the GAF scale has since been replaced by other tools, it’s still a great way to clearly demonstrate the many shades of mental illness and how it can affect a person’s life. While the tool itself may be outdated, the concept is not, and it has forever changed the way I view mental illness in a positive way. Imagine a ruler, with marks for every centimeter going from 1 to

standard . . . ” So, looking at that ruler and starting from 1 and moving to the right, 1–10 indicates persistent danger of severely hurting oneself or others, or persistent inability to maintain minimal personal hygiene, or a serious suicidal act with clear expectation of death. Marks 31–40 would mean some impairment in perception of reality or ability to communicate, or major impairment in work, school, family relations, judgment, or mood. In the range of 61–70, a person might show some

someone, twice as many comment about how sexy their husbands/wives/lovers think they are and how ecstatic they are to have unconditional love. Now don’t misunderstand. You don’t have to have a partner to be happy. You don’t have to have a lover to be lovable. You don’t have to be paired up with someone else to be complete. Life is joyous and exciting and beautiful on our own as well. HOWEVER, if that is what you want . . . it can be yours regardless of your body type, and there is proof all

in life. But let me just tell you this: If you wanna make a shit ton of money, you deserve it. If you want to have a wide circle of really good friends, you deserve it. If you want a simple and beautiful living space, you deserve it. If you want three cats, you deserve it. If you want to become a slam poet, you deserve it. If you want a tiny apartment just to yourself, you deserve it. If you want a moment to read alone, you deserve it. If you want to start a new group in town to watch clouds, you

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