The Curvy Blog » fatphobia
Traveling while plus-sized…and tall…and anxious…
Posted on September 10 2022
Abercrombie & Fitch: Hot or Not?
Posted on May 03 2022
Self-Care Isn't Selfish
Posted on April 03 2022
Fatphobia in Dating Shows
Posted on March 02 2022
This month’s blog is focused on fatphobia in reality dating shows. I’ve been watching Season 2 of Love Is Blind on Netflix (don’t worry, there are no spoilers here!), where the premise of the show is to meet your match based on forming strong emotional connections, sight unseen. The participants talk to each other in “pods” through a frosted glass window, removing the distractions of physical appearances, sex appeal, etc.
Why Can’t I Find Outdoor Gear in Plus Sizes?!?
Posted on October 05 2021
If plus-sized folks want to enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, biking or hiking, you should be able to find suitable clothing and equipment to fit your body. So why can't we find outdoor activity clothing in our size?
What is the Fat Tax?
Posted on May 04 2021
How does the Fat Tax work when it comes to plus-sized clothing?
Essentially, the plus-sized consumer is charged more for an item in plus sizes when the same item produced in straight sizes sells for less.
Many brands try to justify this pricing by claiming that the item costs “more to produce” because of “all of the extra fabric” they need to make plus-sized garments.
What is Size Appropriation?
Posted on April 05 2021
Winning the Race in Plus-Size Athleisure Wear
Posted on March 04 2021
Athletic and athleisure wear.
It’s become a bigger part of our wardrobes over the last year, as we’re spending more time at home and working in leggings has become the norm.
What is Food Policing?
Posted on February 02 2021
Food policing is behaviour that labels food and eating as either good or bad, and gives food varying (and arbitrary) levels of moral value, often in the name of “health.” These labels could come from the internal messages in your head to outward comments from friends, family, colleagues or even strangers.