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Calling Kids Lazy, Building Fat Community, and Halloween Costumes

Calling Kids Lazy, Building Fat Community, and Halloween Costumes

Update: 2022-10-20


Today’s episode is our October Ask Us Anything with Virginia and Corinne Fay of @SellTradePlus! We get into unlearning fatphobia, managing treats with kids, and our very unpopular opinions about Halloween. 

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And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & NobleAmazonTarget, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.

Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.


Virginia (Corinne) joined TikTok.

The good seltzer

How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis

lazy can also be a very racialized term


our last reader survey

Body Liberation Hiking Club

STP's Philadelphia Clothes Swap

Christy Harrison’s provider directory

Corinne's cheesy song

Ellyn Satter/DOR

Kid Food Instagram

Aubrey Gordon has a great argument for why we should say anti-fat bias and not fatphobia

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A******s by Melinda Wenner Moyer

The $58 plus size Rockford Peach Costume on Amazon. 

Noihsaf Bazaar

Corinne is making this chocolate sheet cake with brown butter frosting.

Lizzo playing James Madison’s flute

Virginia is into Lauren Leavell Fitness

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The Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism.

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Calling Kids Lazy, Building Fat Community, and Halloween Costumes

Calling Kids Lazy, Building Fat Community, and Halloween Costumes

Virginia Sole-Smith and Corinne Fay