I am a current housewife and drain on society, and former engineer, from Michigan. My interests include feminism, fat acceptance, and food-related issues.

I weigh 178 pounds at 5’7″, which puts me at an “overweight” BMI of 27.9. Just in case you’re thinking “but you’re not that fat,” keep in mind that not even having a “normal” BMI exempts girls from constant pressure to diet, starting practically at birth. I was no different, and I believe that the only thing I gained from all that obsession with food was a bunch more weight than I would have otherwise over the years, not to mention a tendency toward disordered eating.

Furthermore, as a person classified as “overweight,” I am the face of all those news stories you keep reading about people who are likely to drop dead tomorrow after draining millions of dollars of your own personal insurance premiums. MWAAAHAHAHAHA!!

Feel free to contact me at spacedcowgirl at gmail dot com if you like!


6 Responses to “About”

  1. Katy St. Clair Says:

    hiya… love what you have to say about my story and my broadcast. I could say a lot more, but I wanted to say that. -katy

  2. Katy,

    Wow–thank you so much for commenting here! As I said, I thought you told your story beautifully, especially in the radio broadcast. Thanks again for your kind words!!

  3. Deeleigh Says:

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your posts are great (and I used to go on and on about the same stuff). I also find it really frustrating when people involved in size acceptance can’t understand what the shift in attitude between HAES and the weight loss mindset means, and how flexible HAES can be.

    And then there’s the division between public and private issues. Changing habits in ways that might cause weight loss doesn’t necessitate a size-acceptance flounce and a switch to diet blogging. What’s that about? Trying to establish cred with the other dieters? It’s not as if people involved in size acceptance never lose weight. We just don’t think it’s something to focus on, let alone brag about or obsess over.

  4. Thanks, Deeleigh! I think your attitude is really good. I consider weight loss in general to be a highly individual and private matter. I could start a diet blog and post “what worked for me” and my food logs and all that crap (I would never, but just for example) but the problem is that we are all so different that I consider that information to be useless anyway insofar as I presume to apply it to anyone other than myself, and it so often goes far beyond the harm of “useless” to actively damaging as people start to make assumptions about others based on their body size, and collude to develop unhealthy, obsessive habits. That’s why I think diet blogging and online weight loss communities are almost never a good idea, though obviously it’s a popular thing to do and I can’t stop anyone from doing it.

    Anyway, whether or not a person has individually experienced weight loss definitely doesn’t change the need, IMO, to be skeptical about obesity “science” or first and foremost the need to be vigilant that fat people are not treated as second-class citizens regardless of their personal weight loss history, habits, etc. My personal experience doesn’t change my underlying FA values or belief in the need to take obesity hysteria with a grain of salt.

  5. Cool. I’ll be reading your blog from now on.

    1. Thanks! I’ll check yours out too.

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