14 Things Every Fat Girl Absolutely Needs to Hear


I knew I had to get in contact with body-positive blogger Jes Baker, a.k.a. The Militant Baker, when the raw beauty and humor in her piece called “Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls… So I will” moved me to tears.

For years, Jes has worked in this sphere of reminding people and especially women of their right to feel beautiful. She’s a mental health professional, a speaker, a writer, and a photographer who created this beautiful photo series called “Body Image(s).”

Below are 14 absolutely true things she wants fat girls to know, or as she prefaced:

Things that I wish I knew earlier. Things that I’ve learned in real life.
Things people really need to talk about more:

1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over. Everyone.

Lets just get this out of the way right off the bat. In the last few months, I’ve had over 30 women ranging from rail thin to extra large naked in my bed and I would routinely ask them to hug their knees. You wont believe this… ALL OF THEM HAD TUMMY ROLLS. Not one was exempt. Even my super fabulous professional model 6 foot tall and some amazing Katie had rolls. The stomach pictures turned into some of my favorite images from the project… so quit thinking they’re bad, and try accepting (dare I say embracing?) yours!

photo source: thinkstock
photo source: Thinkstock

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