Your body is yours.

„Your body is not a debt to be paid, not a problem to solve, or an albatross to carry. Your body is yours. All you need to do is have the body you have, keep yourself safe, and build the momentum of your own goodness. Feel it whirring away inside you. Fuel its engine. Remember who are you are, regardless of the body you have.And remember all that’s yours at the end of the day. You have the puttering motor of your goodness, and you have all the fuel it needs. You have a body that keeps you warm, soft and tender. You have lungs that fill with cool, sweet air, and a heart that beats oceans through your veins. You have the tides of your own body, and the moon that governs them.“

Your Fat Friend

change reality

„But for change to happen somebody has to do it. Somebody – and then more somebodies – must buck the system.  In the course of changing ‘reality’ I notice that a lot of people to sacrifice a little, some people to sacrifice a lot, and a few people to sacrifice everything.  None of those people has to be you, but they could if you choose. I am very clear that I stand on the shoulders of thousands of people who sacrificed time, money, relationships, personal comfort, and even their lives to create parts of reality which I now enjoy.  I don’t take those sacrifices for granted and I can’t think of any better way to show gratitude than to become part of that tradition. And remember that it doesn’t have to be something huge.  Every little bit helps.  So consider organizing a ‘No Make-Up Monday’ at your school or work, or wear a sleeveless shirt and proudly show your arms, tell people your real weight.  To be clear, I have nothing against those who choose to wear make-up, or try for intentional weight loss cover their bodies, or lie about their weight.  If that’s what you want to do then I respect your choice just like I want my choices respected – what I’m interested in is having the opportunity to choose things just because we want to, without the consideration that if we don’t choose them, the herd will say we’re baaaaaaaad and we’ll suffer consequences.“

Ragen Chastain

Dick / Fett & Schwanger

In den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln soll auf eine schwangere Frau Rücksicht genommen und ihr der Sitzplatz überlassen werden. Also bei dicken, fetten Frauen ist eine Schwangerschaft nicht immer so ersichtlich, zumindest habe ich diese Erfahrung bei mir selbst gemacht. Bei mir konnte man nicht wirklich unterscheiden bin ich nun schwanger oder einfach nur dick/fett. Und niemand lässt dich hinsetzen nur weil du dick/fett bist. Das ist so ähnlich wie in vielen Filmen wo man sich über die Dicke lustig macht indem man den Hauptdarsteller irgendwelche Glückwünsche zur Schwangerschaft ausdrücken lässt und die aber gar nicht schwanger ist. Weiterlesen

act of rebellion

„In a society that profits from our self-doubt, choosing to love oneself is an act of rebellion. When people see my husband and I — he, the ‘good looking’ male and me, the ‘fat’ woman — supporting each other and showcasing our love, it challenges stereotypes. Sure, it makes certain people extremely uncomfortable. But if you are not ashamed of your body and if your partner is not ashamed of your body, those outsider opinions begins to grow mute.“

Kat Stroud