What if we all were fat activists? It’s an interesting thought for people who are finally at the place of rejecting diets and a singular (thin) standard for beauty and health. Activism is not always getting angry and standing on the street with a sign screaming. Sometimes it IS that, but there are lots of forms of “activism” if you take a broader definition. You can throw a pool party and rock your swimwear. You can tell the nurse, “I don’t step on the scale.” You can tell yourself “I am on your side” and anyone who treats you badly based on weight can get the push back. Fat activism is just as much about practicing self-care and self-compassion as it is about getting angry.
Tune in to hear my conversation with long-time Fat Activist and author of Fat!So? Marilyn Wann joins me to discuss why it’s wrong when people say “you should lose weight for health reasons”. She shares ideas for fat activism that go beyond getting angry and protesting in the streets to include meaningful choices anyone can make to reject body oppression and instead, practice self-care.
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