Janet Conroy-Quirk
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.

Mixed-weight couples may benefit from examining both external and internal prejudices.
Your loved one may not be as cognitively present, but they still know what they want.
Donating your body to science is a noble cause—that not everyone can pursue.
When doctors focus on the wrong part of their patient, trust begins to deteriorate.
There’s a difference between being into a larger body, having a fat fetish, and objectification.
Whether you want to party, crash or cozy up, it’s your choice how you spend this intimate time.