Ten Rules For Fat Girls
This article makes my heart sing with happiness!
Here are the rules and some of my favorite bits.
1. You are not obligated to be thin, healthy, or pretty.
We also have this idea that our bodies are only worth their value to other people. Guess what? MY VALUE AS WOMAN IS NOT DEPENDENT ON WHETHER OR NOT MEN WANT TO FUCK ME.
2. Don’t talk shit about your body.
A. Change the subject
B. Try to change people’s minds by making body positive statements (only do this if you like to argue)
C. If you’re totally stuck, entertain yourself: mentally replace words like “carbs” with “balls.” It’s way more fun to listen to people discuss good balls versus bad balls and whether or not they’re getting enough balls.
3. Don’t talk shit about other people’s bodies.
Just like people don’t know anything about your health or history by the size of your body, you don’t know what a thin person has dealt with in her life either.
4. Wear clothes that fit.
It’s hard to be confident when you’re constantly yanking a wedgie.
5. Demand better treatment from healthcare professionals.
You deserve respect and attention from your healthcare professionals regardless of your size. Don’t accept abuse and condescension. And certainly don’t pay for it.
6. Find a way to move.
Just don’t go into it expecting to lose weight. Move to enjoy life more.
7. Stand up for yourself.
Powerful women scare the hell out of weak-minded dickweasels.
8. Deal with your fat.
Often because we are heirs to such body shame, we avoid getting to know our flesh, so when something does go wrong we don’t realize it until it’s really serious.
9. There are worse things in the world than being fat.
Hating yourself is pretty damn awful too. Trust me, it’s way worse than being fat.
10. Don’t expect to feel awesome about yourself every single day forever.
Tell yourself you are loved – because you are, I promise – and accepted exactly as you are no matter what, and that even if you’re not strong enough to believe it every day, it’s still true, and that truth will be there when you can reach out and grasp it.
I sincerely suggest a full read of the article. It’s AWESOME!