Category Archives: Body Positivity

Waging Holy War with the DSM-5

CW: fatphobia, eating disorders, IWL/diet talk Introduction “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”; this was the oft-repeated mantra of the doctor who once helped me lose over 30 pounds (after having already lost 40) in a little under three … Continue reading

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Recovering Ancient Understandings of Gluttony

Book Review/Reflection for Class: The God of Thinness: Gluttony and Other Weighty Matters by Mary Louise Bringle        Mary Louise Bringle lays out her book, The God of Thinness: Gluttony and Other Weighty Matters, after the fashion of … Continue reading

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The Disorder that Isn’t a Disorder (Except that it Totally Is)

I forgot to post this from a while back!  I wrote an article in my school’s newspaper for Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  CW: disordered eating (obvs), weight loss.  Plain text follows the images below the cut.  Enjoy!

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My Own Independence Day

CW: diet talk, weight loss, profanity, disordered eating . . . I quietly celebrated an important anniversary yesterday.  It’s been exactly one year since I gave up dieting and stopped trying to lose weight.  I had been resistant and afraid … Continue reading

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On the Plus Side

Some of my writing was featured recently on LSTC’s diversity blog: We Talk. We Listen.  I was honored by the invitation to write about fatphobia and body positivity and my experience of the world as a “woman of size.” On … Continue reading

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Rule of Life

As I prepared to make my final oblation as an oblate of St. Benedict, back in November 2013, one of the things I was required to do was to write a rule of life, adapting the principles of the Rule … Continue reading

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What Becomes of Boasting?: A Body Positive Reformation Sermon

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 “Encountering the Living Word” preaching course Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Romans 3:19-28 Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth … Continue reading

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