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Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.
Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.
Among the many Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls that you don’t want to miss: 1. It’s Possible to Love Your Body (Today. Now.) 2. You Can Train Your Brain to Play Nice 3. Your Weight Is Not a Reflection Of Your Worth 4. Changing Your Tumblr Feed Will Change Your Life 5. Salad Will Not Get You to Heaven 6. Cheesecake Will Not Send You to Hell
If you're a person with a body, this book is for you.
Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health.
Jes is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker, the Attractive and Fat” campaign, and her dedication to shifting social paradigms into a place where all people are offered the opportunity to love themselves just as they are. The "Attractive and Fat" campaign (a response to Abercrombie and Fitch’s controversial branding efforts) drew coverage from CNN, the Today Show, and the BBC among many others. Her extensive body advocacy work has continued to garner attention from hundreds of national and international media networks. Jes harnesses the power of vulnerability, honesty and candor through dialogue about living in a world where worth is determined by your dress size, diagnosis, and deference to authority.
Jes Baker, when not blogging, spends her time producing the renowned Body Love Conference, speaking at universities, taking pictures in her underwear, writing for several online publications, working with clothing companies to promote more plus size fashion, and trying to convince her cats that they like to wear sweaters and bow ties.