Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Way We Talk About Our Bodies Is Deeply Flawed

Words like ‘fat’ and ‘thin’ ignore a vast spectrum of size and experience

I made a mistake.

A friend recently asked me what I was writing about next. I told her I was planning an essay on medical neglect: the way that doctors think of and treat patients who are very fat — patients who, like me, are…



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Your Fat Friend

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