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Link Love – May 2010

Published May 25, 2010 by Fat Heffalump

Ugh, I’ve been sick with a head cold for the past three or four days, so blogging has been the last thing on my mind.  I do have some things I want to talk about, but I’m not at my most articulate right now, so I think I’ll just have a little bit of a link roundup for you all of interesting stuff I’ve found around the traps on body image, fat acceptance, positive living et al.  I’ve posted most of these on the Fat Heffalump Facebook Page.

I’d like to do this once or twice a month to share some of the fab stuff I find.

Ok, let’s have a looky at what we’ve got here:

On health/diets/weight loss:

Dances with Fat talks about things people do on their doctor’s advice to lose weight.

Linda Bacon, author of Health at Every Size has some great excerpts from her book.

A thought provoking piece from Feminist Fatale on the dangerous lengths that people will go to to lose weight.

On the “Obesity Epidemic”:

Big Liberty talks about how the “Obesity Epidemic” is a moral panic.

On Fatshion:

Over on I Love Fatshion I talk about what Fatshion means to me.

I fell in love with this dress from iGiGi (but can’t have it cos I’m broke!)

Other fab fat acceptance:

On Spilt Milk, a fantastic piece on bullying.

Over on Oh the Places You’ll Go we see a showcase of, and interview with the stunning Teer Wayde, pinup and plus-size model.

I just want to give some link love to the wonderful Barbara over at Fat in a Free Country who is relatively new to fat acceptance but is doing a fabulous job.

So there’s a healthy portion (see what I did there?) of some of the things I’ve found fabulous and interesting around the traps over the past week.

Feel free to share something you’ve found in the comments below.

A Few of My Favourite Things

Published November 22, 2009 by Fat Heffalump

Over on Fat Positive Feminism, Ali has done a fabulous post on a few of her favourite fat positive things.  I liked the idea so much, I thought I might do it myself.

So here are some fat positive things that I class as my favourites.

Queen Latifah


The name Queen really fits this lady.  She’s so regal, so elegant, yet so real and down to earth.  Not only can she sing, act, dance, carry comedy and looks fantastic in anything, she’s also an awesome role model for young women.

Leonard Nimoy’s Full Body Project

Fat women as they are, natural, beautiful and with dignity.  And yes, the photographs are taken by Leonard “Mr Spock” Nimoy!

Big Girl, You are Beautiful by Mika

This isn’t the correct version of the music video, but the correct version can’t be embedded.  But you get the idea.  A positive portrayal of fat women!

We Love Colors

An online shop that REALLY does cater to the plus sized market.  Their tights are well made, fit well and go to a very large size.  And the colours… oh the colours!

The Corrinna Chapman books by Kerry Greenwood


Corinna Chapman is a fat woman.  She’s also sexy, successful, loved by friends and her gorgeous, gorgeous boyfriend, funny, smart, talented and kind.  The first book, Earthly Delights opened up a whole new world of fiction for me, fiction where fat women aren’t the lazy, loser friends of the heroines.

The Fat Nutritionist

This lady is AWESOME.  Not only is she a fabulous fat activist, but she’s also changing attitudes within her profession on nutrition and diet, as well as exercise.  Plus she’s a very lovely person too.

Beth Ditto


I am a latecomer to the love of La Ditto.  At first I didn’t really dig her, I just thought she was someone that fatties glommed onto simply because she was “not thin”.  But then I saw this interview with her, and my opinion of her radically changed.  I’ve since got into her music with The Gossip, and I get her so much more.  Cool lady.

Elizabeth Patch’s More to Love

Pretty, feminine art depicting beautiful women with full, fat bodies, living their lives with positivity.

Evans Clothing

Not only do they cater to the plus sized market at a reasonable price, AND ship internationally, but they get some very cool ladies on board to promote, design and model their clothing.  Beth Ditto has a range.  Crystal Renn is a regular model.  Chaka Khan is the face (and bodacious bod) of their latest line.  These are clothes I like to see and want to wear.

So, now I throw it over to you.  What are some of your favourite things that are fat positive?  Clothes, celebrities, art, literature, music, you name it – share it in the comments.

Housekeeping Dahlings

Published October 16, 2009 by Fat Heffalump

Hello lovelies.

Just a quick housekeeping notice – I’ve added a wee blogroll to the right hand side there, underneath the Fat Heffalump herself. Just scroll down a bit, you’ll see it.
This is only a small slice, I will add more later, these are just the ones I’ve read today.
In fact, if you have a blog with fattitude, or you would like to recommend one, leave me a comment doing so please.
Now, back to your regularly programmed content.