We Dish Out Dating Advice for Fat People and Chat to Travis Alabanza in Podcast Episode Six

For episode six of The Polyester Podcast, we welcome back photographer Chloe Sheppard to guest host with Polyester editor in chief Ione Gamble.   We’re also joined by Honey Ross and Talia Darling, who will discussing with us the unique challenges of dating as a fat person. Honey and Talia will be answering your questions on dating as a fat femme, asked by...

Beyond The Curve

Two significant events happened in my life in 2017. I turned 30 and I got married. Before the wedding I noticed I was curvier than usual. I have decided to try something I never had the patience for: slowly, gradually changing my lifestyle. I promised myself I won’t be impatient, I won’t force myself to...

Single Fat Female

“Why can’t I just be in a fucking relationship” I find myself whinging to my friend probably for the 57th time this year. She then suggests I join tinder for what also seems to be the 57th time this year. Now there are two reasons I find myself refusing to download such app; one being...

Polyester’s Guide To Getting Rid Of Chub Rub

When I was a much younger and much more stupid person, I resolutely refused to believe I could have chub rub. Sure, every summer my thighs chafed together with a force of friction that probably could have produced fire, but it was not chubby. I mean I wasn’t chubby (I was) so I couldn’t have chub...

Liberty Sadler: Fat is a Feminist Issue

“We’re at an interesting time for woman embracing their sexuality,” says artist Liberty Sadler. “But the capitalist structures in place mean that it’s a certain type of sexuality that is a commodity. There’s an aesthetic privilege and hierarchy of bodies that means that a normal sized woman in an advert is suddenly plus-sized. We’re in...