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GLORIFYING OBESITY

Glorifying Obesity || Fatgirlflow.com

Glorifying Obesity || Fatgirlflow.com

This week on Instagram I was told something about my body positivity that people like to throw out pretty often. I’m told that body positivity is ok, however “glorifying obesity” is dangerous. I of course responded with something short and snarky, because people on the internet that like to harass me do not get to take up the thoughtful spaces in my brain. But I wanted to elaborate on my feelings about what this person said here, in my safe little blog space.

As I get deeper into body positivity I see more and more caveats placed on fat acceptance. “Nobody is saying it’s healthy to be fat, she’s just saying she gets to love herself as much as everyone else” and “She’s not glorifying obesity, she’s just loving her body”, are common things people say in response to fat shaming assholes on my social media accounts. I want to be very clear here: I am glorifying obesity. I am also 100% saying that health is subjective, and that I am under no obligation to strive for what other’s consider “health” if I do not want to. Nobody is.

I am glorifying obesity. I am glorifying this body that does not, and has never, got enough praise for it’s existence. I am glorifying the rebellion I live each day while loving this body. I am glorifying the pounds I gained after years of starving myself. I am glorifying every moment I am alive in this body that other’s would discard as worthless. And I am extremely proud of myself. So I celebrate that by sharing my life and my experiences with other people. Amazing people.

If this is a dangerous way to live, consider me born to be wild.

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Olivia Anderson

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

I've been getting really into body positivity lately, and the most common thing I hear from people is that all body positivity is is glorifying obesity and unhealthiness. Every single time I have to reply something that should be pretty self evident, I think. It's none of anyone else's goddamn business how healthy, unhealthy, fat, skinny, or fucking purple you are. Do they really think that because they said something hateful and mean that I'm gonna go and drop 20 pounds just to please them? I feel like I shouldn't have to explain that everyone has a right to be happy and to love themselves, no matter what. Thank you for being so unapologetically you, and helping me to find that in myself as well.

fatgirlflow

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

xoxoxo Thank you for the love Olivia <3

Casey

Monday 2nd of May 2016

I found your blog last night and adore it, you, and this post! I struggled with my weight for years and with my feelings about my weight even longer and your blog is an inspiration to me in my struggle to love me and my body at any and every size, regardless of the opinions of others including my doctor. Keep being glorious honey!!

fatgirlflow

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Thank you Casey <3 WELCOME!!!!

William

Friday 15th of January 2016

Nice to see someone talking positive about fat bodies without singling out one type of fat body shape as being better or more preferred than others..

Emily Perkins

Thursday 21st of January 2016

I, too, love to glorify my obesity! I may not look it but according to my doctor I'm killing myself slowly. .. Better than quickly I like to say. I'm healthy and I may not be happy at my current weight but I don't want to be skinny... I don't want to look like I belong in a third world country which is how my body was designed. I wish more people could understand that not everyone is built to be a size 6... I love reading this blog for so many reasons besides giving me a reason to embrace my body and my self!

Merry Weather

Thursday 14th of January 2016

Thank you so much! I needed this... I make piddly youtube videos for fun. I've taken them down now... but when I used to do workout video reviews.. I always added disclaimers or explanations for my body. I cried about it on a few occasions, but I never could find the right words for myself on why this was an issue. I always went out of my way to tell people I was trying to be healthy and they should be as well. Thank you! It's not- of anyone's god damn business about my health or size. I should have NEVER felt guilty about it in the first place. In the future.. I am not making any apologies. Thank you :)

fatgirlflow

Friday 15th of January 2016

It's so ingrained in us to apologize for our bodies, and it's just complete BS. YOU ARE WONDERFUL and your body is too. I'm sure those videos were lovely, and if you start posting them again please come back and tell me about it!!! <3

Katrin

Thursday 14th of January 2016

I'm still learning to love all of me. Including my fat belly and thick thighs. It's a journey and not always easy. It's hard to break out of the mind frame I've been put in by others for so many years. Thank you for being a voice for us, for helping us learn to love ourselves.

fatgirlflow

Friday 15th of January 2016

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