Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

A Handbook of Unapologetic Living

Book - 2015
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Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.

Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.

Among the many Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls that you don't want to miss:
1. It's Possible to Love Your Body (Today. Now.)
2. You Can Train Your Brain to Play Nice
3. Your Weight Is Not a Reflection Of Your Worth
4. Changing Your Tumblr Feed Will Change Your Life
5. Salad Will Not Get You to Heaven
6. Cheesecake Will Not Send You to Hell

If you're a person with a body, this book is for you.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, c2015
ISBN: 9781580055826
Branch Call Number: 613 Bake
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 21 cm


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AL_ERIKA Aug 02, 2016

“Happiness is about finding what you love about yourself and sharing it. Happiness is about taking what you hate about yourself and learning to love it. Happiness is an internal sanctuary where you are enough just as you are, right now.”

AL_ERIKA Aug 02, 2016

“Our bodies are our physical bookmarks that hold space for us in the world.”

Jul 09, 2016

“So a majority of fat people are being told they’re not okay when they are, and ‘straight-size’ bodies are automatically assumed to be up to snuff and don’t receive proper medical attention. This simply goes to show that medical weight bias affects us all.”


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AL_ERIKA Aug 02, 2016

This was uplifting, thought provoking, hilarious, kind, and at times hard to read. Hard only because it can be difficult when someone makes you aware of your self-sabotage.

The key thing that is beautiful about this book is the fact that it is about body positivity for any and all people and types. She touches base on the lgbtqia community, disabilities, genders, race, and identity. I highly recommend this to all readers who want some positivity in their lives and great tools to bring that way of thinking your way.

Jul 09, 2016

Overall, Things No One Tells Fat Girls was fun and informative read that helped me understand the body positive perspective on how ‘health’ gets abused to perpetuate the same old beauty stands, while also ignoring other real health metrics. I am also looking forward to exploring the work of some of the other advocates Baker spotlights. Full review:


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Jul 09, 2016

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a mix of self-help ideas and basic education about the body positive movement. Jes Baker is a blogger at The Militant Baker, and her book uses the same colloquial and humourous tone as her site to fight back against size prejudice. In fact, her blog readers will definitely find some familiar material and stories here. Baker not only tries to be inclusive of other perspectives (men, trans people, black women) but actually invites them onto her platform with guest essays that specifically address their own perspectives on body image, giving this book a broad reach. As Baker put it in an interview, “if body positivity isn’t intersectional, it’s not really body positivity.”


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