Plus-size fashion gets glamorous in India, but plus-size women are still just fat

Body positivity is slowly making it to the mainstream in India. For instance, Lakme Fashion Week, the country’s biggest fashion event, has had plus-size models walking down the runway since 2016. But the baggy and somewhat frumpy clothing often on show reveal the perennial problem: options are limited for women above a certain size, and the rules … Read more Plus-size fashion gets glamorous in India, but plus-size women are still just fat

The honest conversation we need to have about fat people

OPINION WE HAVE an obesity problem in this country and it’s time we started being honest. Consider that 63 per cent of Australian adults are overweight or obese and growing as rapidly as our waistlines, are the numerous ‘Body Positive’ movements, personalities and bloggers. Most of them are well intentioned and have correctly helped people … Read more The honest conversation we need to have about fat people

Obese dachshund known as ‘fat Vinnie’ loses nine kilograms in eight months, now he’s ‘skinny Vinnie’

THIS sausage dog weighed an astonishing 17kg when it was taken in by an animal shelter in Houston, Texas. Just eight months later, the dog formerly known as ‘Fat Vincent’, has shed nine kilograms. K-9 Angels Rescue representative Mary Tipon found Vincent a new home with daschaund rescuer Melissa Anderson, who has documented his weight … Read more Obese dachshund known as ‘fat Vinnie’ loses nine kilograms in eight months, now he’s ‘skinny Vinnie’