So the journey to body positivity usually starts with someone being fed up with dieting because it hasn't worked for them in the past (usually it's made things worse, in fact), and they just don't want to be at war with their own bodies anymore. Is this where you are? Are you asking yourself, "But what now?" Yeah, I get it. It's not like you can just opt-out of our fat shaming culture; … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do After You Stop Dieting
So the other day I went and got my hair done. (It's fucking awesome, by the way.) I'm not even sure how it came up, but my stylist and I were talking, and I said something like, "I'm an old, fat lady --" and I didn't get to finish because she was loudly telling me, "You're not fat!" Now look. I get it. She equates fat with an insult, but honey. I'm over 300 lbs. I'm FAT. This isn't up for … [Read more...] about No, I’m fat. It’s okay.
I was going to write a post that was pretty whiny. In fact, I started it and got a few paragraphs in and realized that's not how I want this site to be. We're not here to cry about how hard it is to be fat in a thin world. You already know that. I'm not here to detail all the little bullshit things that come with being superfat. (What? It's a thing.) What I want is for women who read this site … [Read more...] about Five Sites to Build Your Body Positivity
Growing up a chubby girl in the Midwest, the concept of self-love was something that I didn’t realize was an option for me. Having been put in Weight Watchers for the first time at 12, I learned that numbers on the scale and the tag of my pants were the measures of worth. With damaged self esteem at such a young age, the following years were full of crash diets, binging, drinking, questionable … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons I Learned from Practicing Self-Love
So I get asked this question a lot. I'm going to give you my answer, but please formulate your own answer to this question. I can't tell you why body positivity is important for you; I can only share why it's important to me. First, body positivity frees us all to stop hating ourselves because we don't look a certain way or have a certain shape or take up a certain amount of space. That freedom … [Read more...] about Why is body positivity important?