Fatphobia won’t create a thinner America.

Last week, several news outlets shared singer-songwriter Mary Lambert’s difficult experience of trying to get an MRI as a fat person. She addressed the story in further detail on her Instagram by sharing her activity level, dieting experience, and the failed weight loss attempts that consumed her life before she…

The movies share similar themes about toxic positivity.

A crack in a gray brick wall

“It’s about climate change!” “It’s about COVID!” “It’s about the media!”

Any of these interpretations of Adam Mckay’s star-studded Netflix film could be correct. Don’t Look Up is no subtle allegory.

With the corrupt circus of a White House administration and a willfully ignorant American public, the film may seem…

TW: transphobia, sexual assault

The words “Find someone who thinks about you as much as J.K. Rowling thinks about trans women’s genitals” typed over an image of a chalk drawing of the transgender pride flag

Our culture has a sick fascination with transgender bodies. To call it ‘creepy’ doesn’t even begin to cut it.

This obsession has plagued our media since the early years of moving pictures. Netflix likes to sell this fixation as “comedy.” …

On re-entering the world after depression.

For the better part of this last year, I wanted to disappear.

Consumed by the most severe depressive episode of my life, even brushing my teeth was an accomplishment.

Conversations were a shaky thing to hold. My trains of thought only ran on circular tracks. I didn’t know who I…

Loving your job shouldn’t be such a privilege.

Two pairs of feet in sneakers standing on a sidewalk that says “Passion led us here.”

I’ve held jobs, but I don’t feel as though I’ve ever really worked.

I’ve sold gourmet candy to mall-goers while dressed in a bow-tie and bowler hat, walked stranger’s dogs without ever meeting the owners, guided toddlers through handstands while their parents complained I wasn’t “pushing them hard enough,” taken…

Your size doesn’t determine the severity of your eating disorder.

“I’ve had a lot of messages from folks that are anorexic that are livid and angry because they feel like I’m lying. I am plus size, but advocating for diversity and larger bodies, and so I think for people hearing me say I’m anorexic was really jarring and hard and…

Kristen Pizzo

mental health | relationships | social justice. freelance writer 4 hire: pizzokristen@gmail.com

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