Fat Talk

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.)


Emma said...

Awesome post. This is something I struggle with as well. Have you read Fat!So? by Marilyn Wann?

Rachel said...

That video is so powerful... I loved it.