Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. With smart and sassy eloquence, veteran blogger Jes M. Baker calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health. With the same straightforward tone that catapulted her to national attention when she wrote a public letter addressing the sexist comments of Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO, Jes shares personal experiences along with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Featuring notable guest authors, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation for all women to reject fat prejudice, learn to love their bodies, and join one of the most progressive and life-changing revolutions in the world.
©2015 Jes M. Baker (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
For the first time, someone has said everything that I have thought or felt. No, I don't want to wear black every chance I get with a "pop of color" so I don't completely disappear into the woodwork. No, I don't want to cover my arms in the 100 degree heat. No, I don't want to listen to you complain about how miserable and fat you are every day of the week when you're 120 lbs soaking wet I am fat and NEVER complain about my weight. No, I don't want to go to Target and shop in the "Pluternity Overflow" department. No, I don't live solely to make everyone around me happy and guess what? I'm pretty god damn fine with that. Thank you, Jes. You're a badass and I appreciate you taking the stand that few of us could. I'm happy with who I am, fat and all. Fuck the haters.
A book for every woman or man who has doubted, belittled, or been ashamed of their body. Jes will help you take back your power and find your voice.
this was really wordy. I felt like it was a lot of lists and she reads fairly slowly. Not really a book that I would ever listen to again. If i had bought a physical copy I am sure that I would use it at some point as a reference. but unfortunately this was not a book that I can say was worth the time to listen to. The information wasnt life changing. but it was interesting enough that I kept going. after a while though I got annoyed with the way the author writes.
If you want to read this I would only recommend a physical copy.
I really needed this book. I was sad when I got to the end. I just might read it again. Jes Baker is inspiring and eye opening and fun. I have a new.... better attitude. I have a new found love and appreciation for my body, just as it is. I want to take good care of my body because I love it! Not because I hate it and want to change it. This moment is my life. I don't have to wait until I reach my goal wait to start living my life. This is it. I'm living it now. I'm enjoying it NOW. Fat, thin, average, male or female, this is a good read.
Yes, I have actually recommended it. Especially to my friends (who like me) are in recovery.
The second chapter particularly hit a nerve, actually living your life now and not waiting for some particular event to start living.
Absolutely! Jes Baker goes beyond the everyday "we are all people" rhetoric. She talks facts and numbers as well. She's is explicit about the detriments of body shaming on our economy, health, and society and is uplifting as she does it.
I loved that Jes highlighted other pioneers in the body positivity movement, and even speaks of her own pitfalls and learning moments.
Her inclusive vocabulary, and her matter-of-fact tone. 0 fucks given!
Jess is a wonderful writer who figures out how to incluse you and your "self" in a way that makes you feel valuable. She writes about how it is okay to love yourself, to love your live, and to love others despite what you may see as wrong with you. She is practical, but empowering, and she pulls no punches. I loved it!
Her heart for loving everyone where they are is extraordinary. She doesn't talk about how "she did this thing and now she is all better". I loved the part where she admits "I still have bad body days", but that doesn't mean that she gives up or gives in.
There are several helpful ideas in this book. Jess Baker is intelligent and insightful. The book as a whole somehow still struggled to be coherent and organized. At times it felt as though most of the content was written by other people(she quotes other authors at length). I appreciated her personal experiences but they were few and far between. I don't hate this book, but I would highly recommend Shrill by Lindy West if you're interested in body acceptance and want a first hand account of its power.
Jes Baker goes through all the trials and topics about being a 'Fat Girl', but also brings in the perspective of other voices in the body positive movement.
My only criticism is in the editing of the audio. When she jumps between the "fat people do all the things" sections and back to the regular text, there is a lack of a clear pause that lets us know that we are switching between two sections.
every person with a body should listen to this book. Well narrated. Jess curses a lot, so if that's not your thing, forgive her in those instances and keep listening. Just delightful.
"A brilliant book"
Yes, it's funny, thought provoking and refreshing. I loved it.
A book that I feel is life changing- for me at least!
"Good stuff! Not just for plus size girls!"
It made me feel good.
This is intelligent, well written and inspiring. A thought provoking, feel good read, with sound psychology and valid political points.
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