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Aubrey Gordon      

Author, Speaker & Podcaster on Body Image and Fat Discrimination

In 2016, Aubrey Gordon began writing anonymously about the social realities of life as a very fat person, publishing under the name Your Fat Friend. Her work has been covered in The Washington Post, Slate, Teen Vogue and around the world. You can find her writing in The New York Times, Vox, Lit Hub, SELF Magazine, Health Magazine and more. In 2020, she published her first book,What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat. Today, she writes a column for SELF Magazine and co-hosts the podcast Maintenance Phase with Michael Hobbes.

Prior to working as a writer, speaker and podcaster, Gordon spent a dozen years as a community organizer. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Opinion | Diet Culture Is Unhealthy. It's Also Immoral. - The New ...
Jan 3, 2022 ... I have long admired the work of fat activists — Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor and Aubrey Gordon among them — and recognize that fat bodies can be not ...
For an Antidote to Diet Culture, Try These 6 Podcasts - The New ...
Jan 27, 2022 ... Aubrey Gordon has been writing anonymously about her experiences as a fat person for many years, under the pseudonym Your Fat Friend.
Encore: New podcast examines health trends and myths — like ...
Jan 3, 2022 ... NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with 'Maintenance Phase' hosts Micheal Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon on going where most health and fitness podcasts don't, ...
Breaking Down the 'Wellness-Industrial Complex,' an Episode at a ...
Sep 9, 2021 ... Aubrey Gordon collects vintage diet books. She has amassed almost 100 titles, including the 1973 volume “Slimming Down,” written by Johnny Carson's sidekick ...

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