On Fatlicious Holiday Gift Giving 2011

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. Well, actually, it’s not. Having spent the first 28 years of my life in the Northern hemisphere, I am not sure if I will ever adapt to beach ware, jandals, and BBQ during the holidays. But even if the warm weather feels wrong to me, I cannot deny that trees are being decorated, lights are being hung, and Christmas carols are being played in the stores.


One of the many things I love about the holidays is the gift giving guides put together by corporations trying to sell you their goods. My favourite guide comes from Entertainment Weekly, as they break down gift guides into types of people.


In that spirit, here is my gift guide for the rad fatty or fat ally in your life!


For the Bookworm


Fat and proud: The politics of size by Charlotte Cooper

Fat shame by Amy Erdman Farrell



 For the Multi-Tasker 

Marilyn Wann’s 2012 Fat?So! Dayplanner is a great way to stay organised in a fatlicious way!

Adipositivity Project 2012 calendar

Cheeky fat pinup calendar by Jen Oaks


 For the Uninformed

Fat?So! by Marilyn Wann

The ‘No diet talk’ brooch from Fancy Lady Industries


 For the Fatshionista

The Fat necklace by Fancy Lady Industries

Fatshopaholic for Nakimuli Dookie Bracelets


 For the Student/Scholar

Fat Studies in the UK edited by Corinna Tomrley & Ann Kaloski Naylor

The Fat Studies reader edited by Esther Rothblum & Sandra Solovay


 For the Number Cruncher 

The obesity myth by Paul Campos

The end of the obesity epidemic by Michael Gard



For the Kid In All of Us

Fat Ladies in Spaaaaace is a fat positive colouring book by Nicole Lorenz



For the Activist 

Fat Girl Zine

Fat Rights Tool Kit by Love Your Body Detroit

Love Your Body Pack



For the Nester

Marilyn Wann’s ‘Yay!’ scale (A must for any bathroom!)

Peruvian Dancer


 For the Health Nut

Health at every size by Linda Bacon

The Fat Chick Works Out! DVD by Jeanette DePatie (aka The Fat Chick)


 For Yourself

A cool digital illustration self portrait from Fancy Lady Industries

F*ck flattering crop tee from Gisela Ramirez

Big big love by Hanne Blank




I hope this helps as you buy gifts for those you love, if you so choose.




Happy Holidays & Peace to All.




See you in the New Year! It’s gonna be FATLICIOUS!