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Joy Nash

Updated on April 14, 2014

Ranting Her Way into History

It seems like more and more people are becoming famous because of You Tube. Earlier this year a friend sent me a link to this video called A Fat Rant by Joy Nash. At the time it had 1300 views. The video which was written by Nash was professionally put together and flipping hilarious. Humor aside it also rammed home a few relevant points the plus size community has been trying to do for over a decade.

It's not surprising that the video is a success. She's been working on her acting skills for a number of years. At 26, this writer, actor, film maker and model has been busy honing her acting skills in Los Angeles, California. She has a BA from the University of Southern California (USC) in School of Theater and another BA from USC Sociolinguistics. She also put in time at the British American Dramatic Academy. Joy raised funds via Kickstarter to take her one woman play, "My Mobster" on the road.

This Dallas, Texas born native has performed on stages throughout Los Angeles as well as participated in a number of independent films. She has plans for making more films for the internet and her growing fan base can't wait.

"I'm not saying "Get as fat as you can." I'm saying that hating yourself can't be anything but hurtful. Live your life. Really live it--and I'm pretty confident that that will include being active and not eating garbage every day."

A Fat Rant - The video that started it all!

Here is the 7.4 minute video that is rocking Joy Nash to stardom.

Over 1,436,566 and counting!!

Fat Stats

The lowdown on those curves...

Height: 5'7"

Weight: 220 lbs

Size: 18 (20)

Totally Awesome! - Joy Nash on the Dressing Room Experience

Short and sweet and to the point. We all want what we don't have and need to appreciate more of what we do have.

Fruit and Fly - Start spreading the news...

Joy Nash and her friend Michael Mullen have created a 10 piece segment titled the Fruit and Fly. Here is the first installment and further down this lens you'll find the other nine.

"Is this the worst thing you can imagine? Seriously?? Cause, I'm living it... and let me tell you... it's not that bad!!"

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Fat Rant #2 - Confessions of the Compulsive...

The continuing saga of a fat girl in a skinny world.

Other Peoples Rants - One word at a time...

Fat isn't a new topic. People have been writing and ranting about fat for decades. Here are a few books to educate and entertain. A portion of the revenue made through these links goes toward KIVA, a non-profit organization that supports small business entrepreneurs in developing countries.

More Fruit and Fly

Here are the next nine installments of Joy Nash and Michael Mullen's comedy sketch Fruit and Fly.

Fat Rant #3

This is one of the reasons I love this woman. She smart, witty and a great teacher. In this video Joy teaches us how to deal with "pretty face" syndrome.

"I hope we'll stop hating ourselves and open ourselves up to the possibility of a full and fruitful life at every size."

Joy Nash's Space

Myspace that is...

Joy Nash's official website is run through her myspace. She updates friends and visitors through her blog on a very regular basis.

Visit Joy Nash's Myspace and add her as a friend.

Joy Nash has an official blog where you can keep up to date with her sharp wit and the latest and greatest and sometimes the worst.

Visit Joy Nash's Blog Fat Rant

Joy Nash has made IMDb listing. It's small but I like to look at it as room to grow.

Visit Joy Nash's IMDb.

"Like" the real Joy Nash on Facebook.

And follow her on Instagram.

The Other Joy Nash

Romance is in the air...

It is not surprising there is more than one Joy Nash in the world. Joy Nash, the author, lives on the other side of the U.S. in Pennsylvania and has a number of successful romance novels under belt (see below).

Visit romance author Joy Nash's official website.

The Other Joy Nash's Book Stash

A portion of the revenue made through these links goes toward KIVA, a non-profit organization that supports small business entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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    • SimonJay profile image


      5 years ago

      LOL abs or boobs?

    • hntrssthmpsn profile image


      7 years ago

      I think I just fell in love. How had I never heard of Joy Nash? I actually only watched the first video, because it made me so happy that I decided to savor the others one at a time over the next few weeks, a little righteous fat lady pick-me-up to be taken as needed. Yay!

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      June Campbell 

      9 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This is the first time I';ve heard of Joy Nash, but i love, love, love her fat rant. Wonderful! While I'm not saying fat is healthy, I am saying it isn't the major crisis that people like to believe it is.

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      Ruth Coffee 

      11 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I saw her on youtube some time ago, good to see she is enjoying success. Nice lens!

    • daoine lm profile image

      daoine lm 

      11 years ago

      What a great woman! She has her head screwed on straight and a healthy humourous attitude to life. She will go far. I was so hoping she was going to hook up with that guy in the video though... maybe next time. Thanks for sharing this Moe.


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