Traveling While Fat

The New York Times just published this article in their Travel section about traveling while fat. I thought it was really interesting–it’s really rare in mainstream media to see a frank discussion of the practical issues about fat. We hear about people who are deemed to fat to fit in one airline seat, but other things–like being mistaken for a jolly Buddha in another country, or setting off the metal detectors because of getting to close to the sides of the machines–are just never talked about.

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  1. You should check out the special column that Tasha Fierce wrote for Bitch Blogs called “Size Matters”. She’s really good about breaking down stigma around the term “fat”, and highlights a few books that expand on it: http://bitchmagazine.org/post/size-matters-your-big-fat-reading-list

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