Big Fat Deal began in July 2004, when Monique asked, “Is there a weblog out there that focuses on the portrayal of weight in pop culture? Both positive and negative? Because I think we need one. I think we need one so much that I will start one, if one does not exist.” And so Big Fat Deal was born: a blog to help navigate those murky waters of body image, size, healthiness, hottyness, and Star Jones.
In the comments here, we try to define who we are: a body positivity blog that is inclusive to people losing weight and people happy to be whatever weight they happen to be. Here is a manifesto of sorts where I talk about this approach in more detail.
With occasional collaborators Jenfu and Weetabix, mo pie tries to keep tabs on issues of weight in the media, pop culture, and society. Big Fat Deal is, first and foremost, a community. The thoughtful people who read, comment, and send in tips keep this site going. Here’s a place for you to introduce yourself, if you’d care to.