This is flawless. I can’t even remember where I read this first, but it’s perfect.
That’s what recovery is aiming towards. Flexibility. We can become so rigid, so overcome with our EDs that we forget what it is, to be flexible and relaxed around food and our bodies.
Oh yeah, I remember seeing this in a magazine and thinking it was brilliant.
If you pay attention to how many times in a day you hear someone say something like, “My thighs are so big and gross,” or “I *can’t* have that. I’m on a diet,” or even “I NEED to workout. I just had so much junk food,” you might be surprised. Try it. Fat talk, diet talk, and body disparaging comments are so ingrained in our everyday experiences that you’d almost think that that’s how it’s SUPPOSED to be. And it’s not. The next time you find yourself faced with the unavoidable, “I was so bad today. I had potato chips and ice cream and I didn’t even workout,” change the direction of the conversation. Say things like, “Was it good? Where’d you get it from? That sounds so yummy! What flavor was it?” This can help you, and even the other person, get out of the black and white, (bad/good, healthy/unhealthy, no control/self control), dichotomous thinking we often see with food and health. Your THOUGHTS become WORDS and your WORDS become ACTIONS - show your body love and be a positive force in your own life!
by Lisa Champ for Love Your Body Campaign, NOW Foundation
Love yourself above all else because you are beautiful like no one else you are your own kinda beautiful!! :)
Source: Women are dying to be thin.
The internet’s reaction to these two beauties at the Emmys tonight are just horrible. Gabby is wearing a light colored dress that doesn’t hide her big belly which I love and feel is personally refreshing. We’re seeing so many woman in tight corset dresses all over the award show red carpet, what the hell is wrong with wearing something that isn’t shape shifting her body type? Maybe she loves it! And on the other end of fashion criticism for fat bodies Melissa is under fire for wearing something too covering and conservative. Apparently helped design it. I think it’s lovely. Can we just say fuck it all, these women are beautiful, talented and look fucking awesome and call it a night rather than sit around trashing other women’s appearances? Why not just love it or leave it. #rantover
Also, both of these outfits are a reminder that they want to wear something comfortable when they are going to be under SO much scrutiny no matter what they have on. If they can be visible and wear something that they feel confident in then go them. They shouldn’t have to wear something that they don’t feel 100% about.
I was seeing a lot of people scolding Gabouray’s dress on Twitter as something utterly hideous to put a fat person in and then on Tumblr I was seeing ACTUAL fat people absolutely loving it. The distinction was not lost on me. Her dress is deemed “wrong” because of a lot of stealth fat shaming reasons. I don’t even think a lot of the people who disliked it are actively fat stigmatizing, but they still internalize a lot of rules about dressing fat people. A dress which is near white, which emphasizes her body’s silhouette in such a bold fashion, is just not something fat people are supposed to wear. Fat people are supposed to “know better”, or at least the people who advise fat people. That so many actual fat women had such a divergent view from this scolding speaks volumes to me about how a fat aesthetic need not be tethered to rules set by a thin idealizing culture for acceptable fatness.