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Janet Conroy-Quirk

Janet Conroy-Quirk, MSW, is a journalist, activist, social worker and co-owner of National Plus Guide, a resource for plus-sized consumers and their allies. Janet worked in direct social services in New York City, serving the aging and homeless populations for over 15 years. She then shifted her focus to advocacy against weight stigma. She coordinates the NAAFA (National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance) Community Voices blog, and believes strongly in the power of sharing stories.

Communication in Relationships

The Psychology of Mixed-Weight Relationships

Both external and internal prejudice need to be dismantled to have a fulfilling partnership.

By Janet Conroy-Quirk

When Dementia Is Involved, How We Balance Sexual Autonomy With Safety

Your loved one may not be as cognitively present, but they still know what they want.

By Janet Conroy-Quirk

Too Big to Donate: Anatomical Giving Programs and Weight

Donating your body to science is a noble cause—that not everyone can pursue.

By Janet Conroy-Quirk

Culture and Entertainment

The Treatment for Medical Fatphobia

When doctors focus on the wrong part of their patient, trust begins to deteriorate.

By Janet Conroy-Quirk

Dating

When Is It a (Fat) Fetish?

There’s a difference between appreciating a larger body and objectifying it.

By Janet Conroy-Quirk

Marriage and Divorce

Who's Having Wedding Night Sex and Why

Whether you want to party, crash or cozy up, it’s your choice how you spend this intimate time.

By Janet Conroy-Quirk