Samantha Puc is the co-creator of Fatventure Mag, as well as a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared places like The Mary Sue, SheKnows, Chickpea Magazine, and The Tempest. Samantha lives in Rhode Island with her spouse and cats. She likes Shakespeare, space babes, bikes, and dismantling the patriarchy.

'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Gives Us A Terrifyingly Powerful Teen Witch Worth Rooting For

When you think of Sabrina Spellman, which visage comes to mind? For a certain generation, the titular star of the ‘90s sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch has become an iconic symbol of teenage girlhood — would that we could all cast spells like…
By Samantha Puc

The Real Effect Of ‘Insatiable’s Fat-To-Thin Narrative, According to 3 Fat Activists

By now, you may have heard about the controversy surrounding Netflix’s Insatiable— the trailer alone caused an outcry that spawned both a viral hashtag (#NotYourBefore) and a Change.org petition lobbying for its cancellation. The series, which stars…
By Samantha Puc

Camille's Trauma In 'Sharp Objects' Might Make You Uncomfortable — But That's OK

In Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects, which has been adapted into an HBO miniseries premiering July 8, there's a lot to unpack. The novel explores the cyclical nature of self-harm, as well as how trauma recovery can look incredibly different…
By Samantha Puc

Why 'Dietland' Is Actually The Fat-Positive TV Show I've Been Waiting For

When I first heard about the AMC series Dietland, I wrote it off. The title made my stomach sink like a stone; nine times out of 10, the word “diet” makes me squeamish. I’ve gotten so used to seeing casual fatphobia in everything from New Girl to…
By Samantha Puc

How 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Failing Its Queer Characters In Season 2

After years of asking for better LGBTQ representation on our television screens, it seems that creators are finally listening. This is both good and bad: Good, because it means more widespread representation for our community; bad, because…
By Samantha Puc