I'm Jes Baker. A blogger, speaker, author, former mental health professional, cat lover, ALL CAPS user and unabashed fat chick. I am on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as I genuinely believe know for a fact that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

Here on The Militant Baker, I preach the importance of body autonomy, self-love, mental health, 
strong coffee, and even stronger language. I basically stare at a screen, talk a lot and hug people for a living.


Now, some weird third-person stuff:


The Militant Baker garners well over a kajillion (okay, more like nearly half a million) views every month and has been covered hundreds of times by the biggest media platforms including BBC, CNN, Today Show, ABC, Huffington Post, Yahoo, People, Cosmo (weird, right?), Time Magazine, Upworthy, Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, and other outlets that both surprised Jes and made her really happy.

The Militant Baker covers a mixture of subjects ranging from the delightful to the very very uncomfortable. These topics include but are not limited to: notes on the hazardous journey of body acceptance, how to take boudoir photos, rape culture, reasons why you should get a kitten, equality, the complicated relationship we all have with body hair, feminism rants, why you don't have to be everyone's best friend, and general empowerment.

Mostly, Jes just wants The Militant Baker to be a place in the blogosphere that offers fresh and colorful perspective on what is presented as normal to those immersed in our gender bent, body loathing society. The internet, for better or worse, is an open forum and the only media that doesn't have a universal one-sided skew. While you have to sift through a lot of shit on the internet, you can also find gems. She hopes this is a gem for you.


Jes Baker, when not blogging, spends her time speaking at universities, taking pictures in her underwear, writing books, working with clothing companies to promote more plus size fashion, and trying to convince her cats that they like to wear sweaters and bow ties.
  • Jes has presented about the importance of body love at TedxTucson and regularly travels around the country to speak to university audiences on similar topics. If you'd like Jes to speak at your event or college, you can find more information here.
  • Jes's book "Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls"  was published by Seal Press on October 27, 2015 and her second book "Landwhale" will be published May 8th! You can read more about both here.
  • Jes has worked intimately with several companies to promote positive body image and plus size clothing. Companies include JCPenney, Dia & Co, Yours Clothing, Curvy Girl Lingerie, Fashion to Figure, Copper Union, ModCloth, Hips and Curves, eShakti, SWAK Designs, Lola Getts and many others. If you'd like to collaborate with Jes you can email her at themilitantbaker@gmail.com.
  • As far as her cats go, Jes has had very little luck convincing them to dress like Sherlock Holmes but remains hopeful that copious amounts of treats dispensed carefully will change their mind someday.

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