Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

The Fat Tax Is Real—and It’s Getting Worse

Inflated prices, surcharges, and limited employment opportunities are expanding the wealth gap between fat and thin

Credit: CasarsaGuru/Getty Images

II am booking a work trip across the country. It should be a simple task: find a flight at a reasonable time, for a reasonable price, and purchase it. But this otherwise mundane task isn’t so simple…




A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Recommended from Medium

Encountering Others With An Open Heart

Do the WORK to unravel white privilege

Unravel your white privilege by doing the WORK. The image shows a swatch of knitted material that is being unravelled. Next to the material is the word WORK. W stands for Wisen up to racial inequality; O is for taking the Opportunity to act; R is for Re-thinking; K is to Keep going

(Guest Speakers Evangelist Martha Mumba and Asamani Emmanuel Kofi)

The Serial Killer Who Never Killed Anyone

The reactions to the women’s march helped me realize I actually am a feminist

Facial Recognition Shows The Absurdity of All-Male Panels.

5 Ways To Make Sure Men Are Comfortable When You Talk About Harassment

Celebrate Pride in June, work for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion the rest of the year

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Your Fat Friend

Your Fat Friend

Your Fat Friend writes about the social realities of living as a very fat person.

More from Medium

Still Eating Garbage

A semi-circle chocolate cake sits on a green plate. It has two layers with brown frosting in the middle and more frosting being spread on top with a table knife.

The mourning dove

How HVSMs like Instagram — TikTok — Snapchat Can Cause Body Dysmorphia

Why Female Friendships are Worthy of Envy