The Stories We Tell About Ourselves

Philip Barragan is the Los Angeles-based author of Fatizen, a graphic novel about a dystopian future where the diet industry is a part of the government and carrying excess pounds is a criminal offense. Barragan is a longtime fat activist, and talks about the way we talk about fat in the media.

What Does "Healthy" Mean?

Jennifer Hudgens’s weight has fluctuated by hundreds of pounds, depending on the medication she’s taking. Taking medication to solve one problem can cause a host of others, and our fractured healthcare system can make it difficult to understand the ramifications of our doctors’ decisions. How do you prioritize which parts of yourself get to beContinue reading “What Does "Healthy" Mean?”