WCML 011: Fat and Fabulous!

With Vivienne McMaster:

All three of us are fat and fabulous. We love ourselves just the way we are, and on this podcast we talk about different paths to self-love, regardless of the shape of your body. We’ve each read a lot of books on size acceptance and we have a lot to say about them – and on self-acceptance in general.


  • You are worthy of love
  • Pace’s story of body acceptance
  • OMG queer boxing
  • Pace reads an excerpt from her upcoming book
  • (Can you tell Pace is the one taking these show notes during the podcast?)


  • “My body is not a tragedy” – Lesley Kinzel
  • “On a podcast, no one can see you raise your hand.” -Pace
  • “If your relationship sucks because you’re fat, then your relationship sucks.” -Kyeli
  • “I need to break up with my cat!” -Kyeli

Books we talk about on the show:

  • Mirror Mirror Off The Wall: “A scholar, fashionista, and bride-to-be spends a year without mirrors to get a better view of herself, her life, and what’s really important.”
  • Two Whole Cakes: “In Two Whole Cakes, Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel tells stories, gives advice, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat.”
  • Health At Every Size: “Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how.”
  • Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: “From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say.”
  • The Body Sacred by Dianne Sylvan: “When you look in the mirror, do you see a Goddess? For anyone who’s experienced a “fat day” or wished a doctor could make them younger, Wiccan Dianne Sylvan speaks candidly about overcoming body hatred and offers a spiritual path back to Divine femininity.”
  • Fat! So?: “Fat? Chunky? Less than svelte? So what! In this hilarious and eye-opening book, fat and proud activist/zinester Marilyn Wann takes on Americas’ biggest fear—worse than the fear of public speaking or nuclear weapons—our fear of fat.”
  • Beth Ditto’s memoir, Coal to Diamonds: “A raw and surprisingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir, Coal to Diamonds tells the story of Mary Beth Ditto, a girl from rural Arkansas who found her voice.”
  • The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise by Hannah Blank: “Hanne Blank, proud fat girl and personal trainer, understands the physical and emotional roadblocks that overweight women face in the word of exercise. In this one-of-a-kind guide, Hanne combines exercise advice with a refusal to fat-bash.”


Vivienne McMaster helps people see themselves with kindness through their cameras. You can find her at beyourownbeloved.com.

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