Sometimes it's hard to not let the haters get you down. Even when there's a lot of love and pride out there in the blogosphere, it seems like sometimes a single negative comment can hurt enough to overwhelm the empowering messages out there. Maybe it's because I'm too new to this. Recently healed wounds re-open fairly easy. Maybe I just need to hang around long enough to develop good scar tissue against fatphobics. Maybe my SAD is just kicking up with a vengeance in the face of the gray skies and ice storms. Or, maybe I need to get more sleep so I don't get all crotchety in the mornings before coffee :-)
Whatever the cause of my current blah's, I know that the best way to combat them is with something positive. In searching for inspiration, I've put together a Youtube playlist of fat and size-positive videos, from Joy Nash to Velvet D'amour. So on this dreary, icy (at least here) Monday morning, I give you my affirmations playlist. The player below should play them in order (there's 15, some quite short). If you want to pick and choose, just follow the link. If you have a suggestion of one to add, please comment with a link!
Results (2015, dir. Andrew Bujalski); Welcome to Me (2015, dir. Shira Piven) - Fatphobia is a complicated beast both in terms of genesis and expression, but in the USA, it is often partnered with the cultural preoccupation with self-i...
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