From Lesley at Fatshionista:
But more than that — and here I repeat myself, again and again as I have for years upon years, and as I will continue to do, to be sure more people hear — no amount of shame is ever going to make me thin. I am not fat because of a shame deficit, and supplying me with additional shame is not a productive solution to a circumstance that I don’t even consider a problem. All shaming fat people does is make them feel like shit about themselves, and if you enjoy doing that, hey, it’s a free country — but you should know that it also makes you an asshole.
I wish I had this website in my life as a teenager. The revolutionary concept that fat people are people, and deserving of respect and kindness. The concept that you can be fat and love yourself, be proud of yourself and take pleasure in the way you look.
A few other amazing she-roes:
- Marianne at The Rotund
- Melissa at Shakesville
- Snarky at Snarky’s Machine
- Tasha Fierce at Red Vinyl Shoes
- Michelle at The Fat Nutritionist