Landwhale

Landwhale

A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it's also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes's biting voice as the guide.

Author: Jes Baker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580056823

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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By the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body image movement, an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat woman Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types -- a move that landed her on the Today Show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives. Building on the manifesta power of Things, this memoir goes deeply into Jes's inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes's experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style. A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it's also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes's biting voice as the guide.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unapologetic Eating

Unapologetic Eating

M. Noble, “Body Acceptance Begins with Grieving the Thin Ideal,” Made on a Generous Plan, accessed October 9, 2020, ... J. Baker, “Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass (New ...

Author: Alissa Rumsey

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 9781628602449

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 184

Most women have spent time dieting and trying to change themselves in order to fit into a mold—and a body—that is deemed socially acceptable. Yet it is dieting that is the problem: it disconnects us from our bodies wisdom and holds us back from living life to the fullest. The more time we spend trying to “fix” ourselves, the less time we have for the things that really matter. What presents as a problem about food is, in reality, much deeper and more complex. In her new book, Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food & Transform Your Life, registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Alissa Rumsey helps you explore your history with food and your body and question societal expectations to get to the bottom of the complexity and find a clear path forward—forever free from diets! Using a relatable four-step approach, Rumsey teaches you how to reconnect with your body using your relationship with food as the entry point. She provides actionable tools you can use to confidently nourish yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’ll learn how to make peace with food, improve your body image, trust your intuition, and reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. Say goodbye to the constraints of dieting and hello to the freedom and empowerment to live your most fulfilling life.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Be You Be Free

Be You Be Free

Unpicking Fact From Fiction in the World of Nutrition, by Rosie Saunt and Helen West Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass, by Jes Baker Radical Belonging: How to Survive + ...

Author: Shreen El Masry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781761103063

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 849

Break free from dieting once and for all with this easy-to-follow guide to healing your relationship with food and exercise from body inclusive personal trainer and certified intuitive eating counsellor Shreen El Masry. Have you been on so many diets that you can’t remember a time in your life when you weren’t dieting? Be You Be Free gives you the tools you need to break free from dieting and make peace with food, exercise and your body. You will learn how to nourish your body in a way that works for you rather than punishing it with diets and hardcore exercise regimens. By focusing on intuitive eating, you will learn to trust your body again, giving you the freedom with food that you deserve. You will learn to stop judging your success based on a number on the scale, and will be shown behaviours that promote true health and wellbeing. This book will not only help you find food freedom, body peace and joyful exercise, but also assist you in creating your own version of wellbeing on your terms so that you can take care of yourself in the best possible way. Be You Be Free is not about fixing yourself. It is about becoming your true self by putting you in a position of control with the tools to make the changes you want to make. Shreen El Masry has experienced first-hand the battle many of us can have with food, exercise and body image. After pushing herself to the brink of her physical and mental health, Shreen educated herself about health and wellbeing, studying to become a body inclusive personal trainer and certified Intuitive Eating counsellor. She now helps women all around the world to ‘find their true purpose and identity outside of dieting, so they become who they are meant to be, before the world and diet culture told them who they had to be’.
Categories: Self-Help

Yoga Where You Are

Yoga Where You Are

Health at Every Size : The Surprising Truth about Your Weight . Dallas : BenBella , 2010 . Baker , Jes . Landwhale : On Turning Insults into Nicknames , Why Body Image Is Hard , and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass . New York : Seal , 2018 .

Author: Dianne Bondy

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834843301

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 770

Find freedom in your yoga practice with this empowering guide from beloved yoga teacher and social justice activist Dianne Bondy and Yoga International editor-in-chief Kat Heagberg. Yoga Where You Are welcomes readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities into the practice of yoga. Dianne Bondy and Kat Heagberg offer everything you need to know to build a custom yoga practice that supports you exactly where you are--now and at every stage of your life's journey. Yoga Where You Are discusses how yoga intersects with body image, introduces essential information on elements like breathwork and meditation, and celebrates yoga's diverse roots through an introductory chapter on its origins and history. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, or a yoga teacher, the step-by-step instructions for hundreds of customizable pose variations provide an essential resource you can turn to as your practice evolves. Bondy and Heagberg also present tips to find inspiration and creativity on the mat. With truly inclusive language, alignment options for real bodies, and photos of a range of practitioners, the book provides you with everything you need to customize and deepen your practice with clarity and confidence.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Fat Girls Hiking

Fat Girls Hiking

... Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass by Jes Baker The Ultimate Guide to Plus-Size Backpacking: Travel Light.

Author: Summer Michaud-Skog

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781643261195

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 389

View: 971

From the founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community, this inclusive and inspiring guide to the great outdoors will inspire people of all body types, sizes, abilties, and backgrounds.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies

Things no one will tell fat girls: A handbook for unapologetic living. New York: Basic Books. Baker, J. (2018). Landwhale: On turning insults into nicknames, why body image is hard, and how diets can kiss my ass. Berkeley: Seal Press.

Author: Cat Pausé

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000367478

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 738

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of Fat Studies topics and perspectives. The first major collection of its kind, it explores the epistemology, ontology, and methodology of fatness, with attention to issues such as gender and sexuality, disability and embodiment, health, race, media, discrimination, and pedagogy. Presenting work from both scholarly writers and activists, this volume reflects a range of critical perspectives vital to the expansion of Fat Studies and thus constitutes an essential resource for researchers in the field.
Categories: Social Science

The Age of Fitness

The Age of Fitness

Baker, Jes, Landwhale. On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass, New York: Seal Press, 2018. Baker, Jes, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls. A Handbook for Unapologetic Living, Berkeley, ...

Author: Jürgen Martschukat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509545650

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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We live in the age of fitness. Hundreds of thousands of people run marathons and millions go jogging in local parks, work out in gyms, cycle, swim, or practice yoga. The vast majority are not engaged in competitive sport and are not trying to win any medals. They just want to get fit. Why this modern preoccupation with fitness? In this new book, Jürgen Martschukat traces the roots of our modern preoccupation with fitness back to the birth of modern societies in the eighteenth century, showing how the idea of fitness was interwoven with modernity’s emphasis on perpetual optimization and renewal. But it is only in the period since the 1970s, he argues, that the age of fitness truly emerged, as part and parcel of our contemporary neoliberal era. Neoliberalism enjoins individuals to work on themselves, to cultivate themselves in body and mind. Fitness becomes a guiding principle of social life, an era-defining network of discourses and practices that shape individuals’ actions and self-conceptions. The pursuit of fitness becomes a cultural repertoire that is deeply ingrained in our institutions and way of life. This wide-ranging book shows how deeply fitness is inscribed in modern societies, and how important fitness has become to success or failure, recognition or exclusion, in a society that sets great store by self-responsibility, performance, market, and competition. It will be of great value not only to those interested in sport and fitness, but also to anyone concerned with the conditions of success and failure in our societies today.
Categories: Social Science