I have to tell you I had some real hang ups about the body positive movement because all I was seeing was women much smaller than me joining in with it. I have since been opened up to a world of beautiful women who I am finding on Instagram and Facebook that embrace and love their bodies. They are colourful, attractive, happy and interesting women who are really shouting out within the fat liberation and body positive movement. It’s no surprise that a few of these have had eating disorders in the past because of this awful diet culture we all seem to be obsessed with.
I am seeing it so much differently now and this is largely thanks to the books I’ve read from these clever, funny and interesting women. It has opened my eyes to the fat phobic society that we are all apart of. I want to say right now that this is not about health. I’ll talk about my personal health at another point. This is about fat acceptance and not just for myself, a fat woman with a lot of fat, but about not caring about a little bit of fat around the body. I am not going to weigh myself anymore and I am not going to starve myself anymore and this decision has already lead me to making better choices. And I’m no longer signing on to the diet culture of calling food good or bad. Instead because everything is on the table I can have what I want. Avoiding restricting myself is letting me become so much more in tune with my body, finding out when I’m full, picking colourful options and also having the food I like when I want it. These books have really helped me understand so much about myself, my health and my happiness and I urge anyone that wants to go on a body positive journey to read them. They will make you feel better.
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