Hey twinkle toes!
I'm really love this e-course that Rachele at The Nearsighted Owl. It's so empowering and eye opening! I am not a lesser human because I'm fat, I can go and enjoy days by the beach in anything I choose to wear. I don't have to wear tights because I should be ashamed of my legs and huge calves. I shouldn't feel self conscious and wrong to eat a big cream cake in public (I did this recently, huge hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream, and shared a lovely big cream and jam scone with my mum!).
This week's FAT-ASS-IGNMENT (brilliant!) is to reclaim the word fat. Make it into an empowering word, recognise whether you are fat and love it!
What I will be doing this week is completing my contribution for Jess's Body Riot Zine which will be all about fat bellies (and what they're good for; LITTLE SPOILER, everything!)
I now no longer consider FAT to be a bad word. As Rachele says, it describes me completely, it's empowering. I refuse to let it be a word which connotes shame and self-hatred. I am FAT and that's not just OK, but brilliant. I have nothing to excuse myself for or change. Everything about my body is fab, my thighs, my calfs, my tummy, my butt, my face, everything. And I decide that on my own grounds, not on what I'm told.
I Am Fat
but and I can....
....ride a bike
....be successful in my career
....be a good person
....eat what I like
....receive and give love on all levels
....wear what I like and look awesome
....have a valid opinion
....be kind to others
....be a good wife
....be an even better (future) parent
....demand and give respect
....be beautiful and know it
....be in control of my own self image
....be anything I want
Peace and Love!