Your Fat Friend
Your Fat Friend
Aubrey Gordon writes about the social realities of life as a very fat person, previously publishing anonymously as Your Fat Friend. She is the author of What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Lit Hub, Vox, Gay Mag, and has been covered in outlets around the world. She also hosts the podcast Maintenance Phase, in which she and cohost?Michael Hobbes debunk and decode wellness and weight loss trends.?
What's at stake for fat people in this pandemic?
The shield of anonymity became too much to bear.
Opinion: Self-love isn’t the issue here. Anti-fat bias is.
It’s past time to stop using these.?
You might be projecting—and revealing anti-fat bias.
Skinny shaming is bad. But it’s not systemic exclusion or oppression.
Talking about our body insecurities can cause harm. We should seek consent first.
Enthusiasm for wellness can curdle into healthism and concern trolling.
What body neutrality does—and doesn’t—accomplish.
Tips from someone who’s been at it.
Reminders for anyone struggling right now.
Even compliments send a powerful message.
How could we not be hurt? How could we not be heartbroken?
My collection is comforting and liberating.
After watching the first episode, I think not.
Being fat can be difficult. It can also be liberating.
Opinion: There are lots of things you can resolve instead.
Opinion: Weight loss isn’t a solution to social bias.
Opinion: Bill Maher claims that fat shaming needs to make a comeback. It never went away.
Opinion: At age 11 I learned to fear food and think of my body as my failure.