A Guide for Skinny Writers Who Want to Write Fat Characters

[Social media resources updated 9/20/18 – Article resource update in progress] Are you a skinny writer? Do you want to write an awesome fat character but aren’t entirely sure of the best ways to describe them, of the pitfalls to avoid? Well, I can’t tell you the absolute no-error, no-pissing-any-fat-person-off way to doing this, becauseContinue reading “A Guide for Skinny Writers Who Want to Write Fat Characters”

Publication: “This is an Essay About a Fat Woman Being Loved and Getting Laid” on The Butter

I am super, super happy to tell you guys that my essay, “This is an Essay About a Fat Woman Being Loved and Getting Laid” just went live on The Butter! Now I have to just go roll around and squeal forever thank you

Fat Revolution

I’ve struggled for most of my life with my weight – for awhile with trying to lose weight, with thinking that I had to lose weight, and eventually with learning to love my body as it is, however it is. This journey hasn’t been helped by all of the hate and abuse that I –Continue reading “Fat Revolution”

Write Fat Kids

To the person who found my blog by searching “should you use the word fat when writing children’s books”: Yes. Use the word “fat”. Use it as a descriptor. Use it positively. Say that a kid in the book is fat, along with everything else they are. I grew up reading books with skinny, heroicContinue reading “Write Fat Kids”

On Beauty and Body Diversity in YA

Yesterday, writer Taylor Breslin made a great post on Tumblr about some of her big frustrations in young adult fiction. The big topic? Stupid beauty standards and female confidence. It’s a great post, and you should go read it. It got me thinking and I want to expand on this a little and also connectContinue reading “On Beauty and Body Diversity in YA”