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Monday 22 April 2013
Health Life Opinion

weighing in on the weight debate

Kaylia Payne
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This is an article that I have been wanting to write for a long time, but have never known how to go about it. It was originally sparked by the fat acceptance movement – a movement designed to encourage acceptance of ALL body shapes. It is, for obvious reasons, a movement that I am strongly…
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Tuesday 12 June 2012
Opinion

one woman’s story about fat discrimination and a plea for kindness

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Recently, a friend of mine, Kath, appeared in an article in the June issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly. I remember her talking about it when it was happening and how excited she was. I even got to see a sneak peek photograph of the shoot and it looked AMAZING. It is a largely positive…
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Sunday 24 July 2011
Opinion

public access to academic writing and anti-obesity messages

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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It’s been a rather disheartening week in fat acceptance circles. Frances from Corpulent and Dr. Samantha Thomas from The Discourse were recently on Today Tonight for a story about weight loss surgery for children. It was presented to them in a positive light, but obviously the producers changed the way the segment was handled, as…
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Thursday 20 January 2011
Opinion

Scare mongering

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve never really been one to accept things at face value. Statistics and studies relating to fat and the OMG OBESITY CRISIS are one of those “don’t accept at face value” things for me. Some studies are funded by the weight loss industry, which of course are perfectly happy to perpetuate the CRISIS myth, because…
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