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Final Project: Video Plus Size Queens

  This semester we discussed many things that related to how the body is represented in the world, and what we see the body as. A common saying that comes to mind when I think of my body is how… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Children’s Book “More Than Just My Body”

Throughout the semester I’ve continuously told stories about my struggles as an overweight child and the difficulties I had to face growing up. Society and the media played a huge role in how I looked at myself and my capabilities…. Continue Reading →

Final Project: Bodylorists of Hampton Roads Instagram

  Check out @bodyloristsofhr to view the full project! With each photo is also a portion of the interview with an important message. You do not have to be a member of Instagram to view this art. To start this… Continue Reading →

Fat Shaming and its Impact on Children

For children who are brought up facing the struggles of being overweight, life can be full of low self-esteem and self-hate. Starting from a young age, a fat child can easily recognize how their appearance affects their identity, through interactions… Continue Reading →

The “Asexual Mammy” and the Thin White Male

I conducted a loose Google Image search study for the trope “Asexual Mammy” in 2018, and this was found to be trans-historically true: an emphasis on size, domestication (being in the home), and difference—not only limited to her, but also… Continue Reading →

Exploring Fat Shaming through Family Guy

Family Guy is a beloved animated TV original that first made its debut in January of 1999, created by Seth McFarlane. The sitcom revolves around the Griffin family which consists of an inconsiderate overweight father, a ditzy son, malicious infant,… Continue Reading →

Fat Activism

  Fat Activism is a type of activism that centers around advocating for people whose body type falls out of the size of the societal norm. Fat Activism is also referred to as the Fat Liberation Movement, Fativism, and more… Continue Reading →

Fat Shaming: The History and Consequences for us all

Fat shaming affects us all.  Where did the idea of ridiculing others based on weight start? To get to know the history of fat shaming one has to be aware of human’s internal need for hierarchical determinants of power.  In… Continue Reading →

Body Image Activist: Ashley Graham

Ashley Ann Graham (Ashley Graham) was born on October 30, 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has become one of the most popular American models, especially for women who consider themselves ”plus-sized.” She is known for her body confidence and a… Continue Reading →

Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tucks

  Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic procedure used to remove excess fat and skin to create an abdominal area that is smoother and firmer. An abdominoplasty is also used to restore weakened muscles due to pregnancy or weight… Continue Reading →

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