Maybe it’s the time of year – summer, NY resolution time, Christmas – but it just seems again that the body and fat shaming is at an all-time high. I’ve written a few times in the past about it (here and here). I’ve also made links lists on our Fat Adventurers! blog.
It’s all around me. I’ve been too patient about other people’s fat shaming because I recognise the work that it takes to stop hating yourself. I recognise too, that it’s mostly self-loathing so it’s quite often based around past trauma and I know how hard it is to shake it.
It’s also (micro) shaming memes that are beginning to get to me too.
The issue for me is that I’m working my arse trying to not just not hate my body but to love it, and everyone around me is publicly hating their own fat bodies. It’s a constantly bloody reminder that fat is bad and that my fat body represents undisciplined, lazy, slovenly, diseased, … etc …
Either I get the hell out of the Facebook feed, unfriend and/or unfollow, or start calling people out.