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Cassandra Appleby is a Marketing student at San Francisco State University, soon to graduate in May. Being plus size her entire life, she is passionate about promoting body positivity and empowering others to find their confidence. Her goal is to voice the thoughts and opinions that are often unspoken in the plus size community in a way that raises awareness and inspires understanding amongst differing viewpoints.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:55

Dating While Fat

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Falling in love is a beautiful, transformative experience but dating while plus size can be daunting.

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It’s January and that means the universe is bombarded with New Year’s resolutions.

 

At this time of year, everyone’s journal looks about the same. The number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Most people would agree that their idea of happiness coincides with thinness. But what if they’re not related? What if happiness coincides with happiness?

Thus, your New Year’s resolution shouldn’t be to lose weight but to be HAPPY!

Now, before you hate on me and tell me I’m everything wrong with American because I don’t think losing weight is the solution to your problems, let me tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth.

People glorify weight-loss because they see thinness as the weight where to universe will snap everything glorious into place. We’ve all fantasized about it. We think, “When I’m thin, I’ll get a promotion. I’ll fall in love and be confident.  I’ll love myself. I’ll be happy.”

In truth, many thin people – you know, the people you think have it all – are still unhappy. The universe doesn’t bend to their will. Even Marilyn Monroe, one of the most beautiful women in the world, had her demons. If she were still alive, I bet she’d swap her perfect figure for a lifetime of happiness. But that’s speculation. And if she was happy with her life, then good for her. It’s not our place to judge someone’s happiness. F*ck that!

To me, happiness is personalized to your individual needs. When I dissect my desire to be thin, it’s really a euphemism for my desire to be confident and feel empowered. To feel like I am on top of the world.

I’m no stranger to weight loss resolution. I’ve been plus size my entire life. I get it. What I’m only starting to realize is that “hating yourself thin” is no way to live life on your terms. I wish I’d spent more time focusing on building happiness and confidence than hating myself and wanting to lose weight.

So let’s cut to the chase. Instead of thinking weight loss is the answer to your prayers, will your life toward happiness. Maybe you’ll lose weight in the process. Maybe not. If you’re truly happy, you won’t care what size you are so long as you’re happy with it.

This year, make the resolution to be happy!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 02:21

“Haiku Your Way to Body Positivity”

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As we feast our way through all the wonderful winter celebrations, we tend to overindulge and then hate ourselves afterward.

Friday, 09 November 2018 03:51

Gyming While Fat

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Gyming is not a real word but when you’re inexperienced in the discipline of physical exercise, it is as unfamiliar as wrapping your tongue around a word that doesn’t make sense. 

Monday, 08 October 2018 00:01

How You Can Help Your Fat Friend Lose Weight

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“I just want to help!”

Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:31

Stop Being a Jerk to Fat People

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Every day, Fat People experience how unkind, cruel, and plain ol’ mean people can be towards us. 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:06

5 Fat Hacks for Traveling While Plus Size

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Summer is here and you deserve a vacation!

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We swap our sweaters and coats for swimsuits and spaghetti-straps, choosing heat-friendly clothing over cozy cover-ups. 

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It can be difficult to develop a healthy self-esteem when diet culture, unrealistic beauty standards, and fatphobia pressure you to hate your Fat body.

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:30

Let Me Fat in Peace

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 02:40

Why You Should Date a Fat Girl

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The concept of dating a Fat Girl has been a topic of social taboo for far too long. 

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 04:22

7 Things Your Fat Friend is Tired of Hearing

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Every Fat Girl navigates through life hearing words and phrases that, in the end, try to further body shaming culture. Well, guess what? We’re tired of it!

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