15 episodes

The Fat Lip is a podcast for and about fat people.

In some ways fat people are living in a different world than our thin and average-sized peers. Our lives and our experiences are influenced by our fatness all the time, but the outside reactions to fatness can really fuck us up. On a daily basis we are exposed to media that tells us that we’re not worthy of representation and a multi-billion dollar diet industry that is happy to take our money (for products that are proven to not work) while barely disguising its disgust at our very existence. It’s gross, and we’re over it.

TFL strives to be fat positive in a world that often isn’t. We are proud supporters of radical self-love and the fierce defense of your body autonomy. Fat is not an indicator of health or fitness, and health and fitness aren’t moral imperatives anyway. You don’t have to justify your body or your health to anyone!

On The Fat Lip, you an expect frank discussion of fat issues in popular media, exploration of fatphobia as it intersects with other forms of oppression, real stories about living, working, and dating in a fat body, big serious topics like the politics of the "obesity epidemic" and tiny fun topics like fatshion and snacks. Plus a whole lot more!

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The Fat Lip is a podcast for and about fat people.

In some ways fat people are living in a different world than our thin and average-sized peers. Our lives and our experiences are influenced by our fatness all the time, but the outside reactions to fatness can really fuck us up. On a daily basis we are exposed to media that tells us that we’re not worthy of representation and a multi-billion dollar diet industry that is happy to take our money (for products that are proven to not work) while barely disguising its disgust at our very existence. It’s gross, and we’re over it.

TFL strives to be fat positive in a world that often isn’t. We are proud supporters of radical self-love and the fierce defense of your body autonomy. Fat is not an indicator of health or fitness, and health and fitness aren’t moral imperatives anyway. You don’t have to justify your body or your health to anyone!

On The Fat Lip, you an expect frank discussion of fat issues in popular media, exploration of fatphobia as it intersects with other forms of oppression, real stories about living, working, and dating in a fat body, big serious topics like the politics of the "obesity epidemic" and tiny fun topics like fatshion and snacks. Plus a whole lot more!

    Free Lunch by Ross Wade–a creepy story for Halloween

    Free Lunch by Ross Wade–a creepy story for Halloween

    Happy Halloween! Last year for this especially creepy day, I read an unnerving story for you: Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl. I wanted to do the same this year but finding even suspenseful stories with respectful treatment of fat characters is so difficult. So I enlisted my good friend and brilliant writer, Ross Wade, to help us out. He wrote the incredible story I’m reading to you today. I hope you enjoy this eerie tale about Free Lunch.







    The story read today on the podcast is Free Lunch by Ross Wade. This work is the sole intellectual property of Mr. Wade and he reserves all rights. It is read today with his express permission.







    Credits







    The music you heard on today’s show is by Starcrusher. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! To learn how you can support The Fat Lip for as little as $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of thefatlip.com.

    • 26 min
    Let’s Talk About (Fat) Death

    Let’s Talk About (Fat) Death

    Today I’m talking about a topic that I never see discussed in the fat community: death. But more specifically I’m talking about special considerations for fat bodies after death. Can you donate organs? What about donating your fat body to science? Should you choose burial or cremation? What’s alkaline hydrolysis? It’s an intense topic, but one I think we all need to think about and make a plan for.







    This might be hard listen for some, so leave this one for another day if you need to.







    References







    Aleccia, J. (2002, January 9). Donating your body to science? Nobody wants a chubby corpse. NBC News. https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/donating-your-body-science-nobody-wants-chubby-corpse-1C6436539







    Alkaline hydrolysis (body disposal). (2020, June 27). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_hydrolysis_(body_disposal)







    Body Donation | Forensic Anthropology Center. (n.d.). The University of Tennessee Knoxville. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from https://fac.utk.edu/body-donation/







    Doughty, C. (2018). Dying Fat: Your Funeral Options [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Z677IXUak







    Epley, R. (2020, April 30). Donating Your Body To Science Can Help Save Lives — Unless You’re “Too Fat.” YourTango. https://www.yourtango.com/2019326931/why-fat-people-cant-donate-body-to-science







    FAQs – Aquamation Info – An Eco-Friendly alternative to flame cremation. (n.d.). Aquamation Info. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from https://aquamationinfo.com/faq/







    Forensic Body Farms: What You Need to Know. (2019, June 23). TalkDeath. https://www.talkdeath.com/forensic-body-farms/







    HealthDay. (2020). Hearts From Obese Donors Still Safe: Study. US News & World Report; U.S. News & World Report. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-09-16/hearts-from-obese-donors-still-safe-studyLee, J. A., & Pausé, C. J. (2016). Stigma in Practice: Barriers to Health for Fat Women. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.02063







    Credits







    Also! At the end of this episode I mentioned a Patreon patron-only Zoom hangout that was scheduled for Oct 4. That has been rescheduled to Sunday October 11 at 4pm Central. Would love to see you there if you’re a patron!







    The music you heard on today’s show is by Starcrusher. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! To learn how you can support The Fat Lip for as little as $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of thefatlip.com.







    A transcript of this episode can be found here.

    • 26 min
    Fat Lib 101 for Not-Fat Partners of Fat People

    Fat Lib 101 for Not-Fat Partners of Fat People

    We are all carrying around some anti-fat beliefs and values, even if we prefer to date or partner with fat people. Misleading information and downright lies about the health and ability of fat people (and really the importance of health or ability in general) is everywhere. It is especially important, though, for the not-fat partners of fat people to understand what fat people really face in this world.







    On today’s show I’m giving you an overview of some important tenets of fat liberation as well as specific ways that you, a not-fat person, can improve things for fat people.







    The music you heard on today’s show is by Starcrusher. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! To learn how you can support The Fat Lip for as little as $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of thefatlip.com.







    A transcript of this episode can be found here.

    • 24 min
    Four Years of The Fat Lip: Looking Forward

    Four Years of The Fat Lip: Looking Forward

    May marks the four year anniversary of The Fat Lip! And under the circumstances right now, our schedule is shifting a little bit. But there are big things coming! On today’s pod we’re talking about the future of The Fat Lip. Big dreams!







    Want to win registration to the online Fat Studies conference I mentioned on the pod today? Go to instagram.com/fatlippodcast to learn how. Go to http://www.fsnz.org to learn more about the conference and to register.







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thanks also to our Patreon patrons. The patron of the episode is Dana! If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of http://www.thefatlip.com

    • 12 min
    Live Pod Part 2!

    Live Pod Part 2!

    Today I bring you the long-awaited Part 2 of the live episode I did with Brittney! Finally you’ll get to hear what happened in that pool…;)







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thanks also to our Patreon patrons. The patron of the episode is Lex!

    If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or

    $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of http://www.thefatlip.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Live Pod With Brittney (AKA Fat Rideshare Driver)! – Part 1

    Live Pod With Brittney (AKA Fat Rideshare Driver)! – Part 1

    As promised, we did a live pod recording on Sunday, 3/29 and it was a lot of fun! It also lasted two hours (and probably could have gone a third) so I had to chop it in half. Today you’re getting part 1, and part 2 will be up in a few days!







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thanks also to our Patreon patrons. The patron of the episode is Lex! If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of http://www.thefatlip.com

    • 59 min

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