As a woman of size (hell yeah, I'm a woman of size! Plump, fat, large, plus-size, I am that girl!) I can't help but feel alienated by my more skinnier counterparts and feel terrible about myself. I feel bad about my large thighs, my ever increasing wide ass, and my tig o'bitties (big boobs). And I absolutely hate it.
Maybe I am striving for a different equality within genders, within both genders, and that is fatism. I am fighting fatism and the things women (and men!) will do to make themselves feel accepted by a society scared to death of being fat. Anorexia and bulimia are just two disorders out of a host of many that is ruining the confidence and pride of women and men everywhere.
Here's a video on this:
Now, I know it's no longer Fat Talk week, but as a group, as a whole, we should try to eliminate fat talk in our lives as much as possible. Be concious that being healthy is much more valuable than what size you are. It's a hard pill to swallow, I know it is. I'm still trying to accept myself as a healthy, if not pretty overweight, woman. But see, I'm healthy, and I am so much happier for that than the dream of lowering my waistline and the scales.
It's all about the self love! (Rachel, you better write something on self love.)