I have just stumbled upon the world of Fat Acceptance blogs. YANYB is not one of them, nor does it want to be. What is your view on the fat acceptance movement? Don’t know what it is? Look it up. Read up on Big Fat Deal and some Kate Harding. Extensive list here.
I do love the mentality of acceptance. However, I don’t like the way many women are going about this. It’s not about equality, but about “Fat power! Skinnies can kiss my ass!” Yeah, pear shapes rule, but so do stick shapes, and so do stereotypical American beauty pageant shapes. It’s all good.
Please take a brief moment (or a long one, for that matter, even the rest of your life if you’d please) to answer these questions.
1. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
2. What is the best compliment about your body you have ever received?
I want to know what makes each individual feel good. If you don’t want to answer to me, that’s just fine. The purpose is that you think about it. It’s strange how harsh words can stay stuck and repeating in us but we forget the nice ones.
I asked several high schoolers and adults yesterday, and they all had trouble answering. I asked an eight year old and she quickly replied, “You are beautiful.”
Do you realize what an impact it has to say those three words to a young soul? State the obvious, everyone needs to hear a kind word more than once.
Front & back of small cards left for you to find. Ready, set, search!
YANYB stands for You Are Not Your Body. What a simple concept, right?
My mission is to change the way you think about your body. Your mission is to spread the positive word.