Weighing ourselves. It’s an activity fraught with anxiety for many (most?) women. That’s understandable as we’ve been raised to measure our worth by what we weigh. So when we get on the scale, if it doesn’t tell us what we want, whatever mood we were in is destined to head downhill. Knowing our weight can [...]
Originally posted October, 2009 when Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS first joined the WeAreTheRealDeal site. Marsha has taught hundreds of women how to live the HAES (Health At Any Size) lifestyle through her decades of work at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat where she serves as owner and director. Read Marsha’s blog at [...]
Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City. Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer. Below is a guest blog post – something [...]
When I first found out I was pregnant, I stood in the bathroom, braced myself on the wall, and took a few deep breaths. This was a planned pregnancy, but that didn’t make the moment any less of a surprise somehow. I walked out to tell my husband and my hand was shaking so much [...]
Our guest post today is from Dr. Rebekah Adams who sent in this piece with the following comment; I just wish I had a big bottle of self-love I could prescribe for my patients and my bet would be their weight issues would suddenly start to resolve themselves. I believe the fat acceptance activists here will [...]
This guest post is from a hip and trendy young blogger named Candice from Bookish Penguin. Candice and I have been chatting via email for a while now, and I am really impressed with her writing. Plus, she is just one creative kid with a super cool logo (she’s 20-something, I’m 40 so I can say that This is our [...]
I didn’t realize until last night how uneven-handed some size acceptance advocates are about stripping fat vocabulary of its unflattering undertones.
Last night, I broadcast two posts through an e-mail service called Help A Reporter Out (“HARO”), seeking interview subjects for articles I’m writing related to fatness and fitness. In both posts, I used the word “obese”.
And I caught shit for it.
I wrote this over a year and a half ago before meeting Kate (Shapely Prose) and being a part of We Are The Real Deal. A few people sent me a link from the NY Times entitled In the Fatosphere, Big Is In, or at Least Accepted and wanted to know what I thought. Why [...]