My bloggo friends and acquaintances: did you know that the wonderful world of fat positivity (distinct from plain old body positivity) can hold benefits for everyone? Diversification, representation, and messages of self-love, self-worth, and intuitive eating and living are beneficial to anyone who chooses to truly hear or embrace them. January is a particularly toxic month when it comes to diet talk and hating on fat bodies (or just fearing them). Whether you’re a fatty navigating these dangerous waters (through popular media, the workplace, or other sources), a thin(-privileged) person who wants to do a little better, or a person of any size who has struggled with disordered eating, I hope this post will be useful reference for you and that it might counter some of the toxic messages you will no doubt be receiving!
Make New Year’s Resolutions That Create A Revolution – Ragen Chastain
New Year, Old Goals: Your New Year’s Diet Resolution Will Fail – Melissa A. Fabello
50 Body Acceptance New Year Resolutions (That Don’t Involve Dieting!) – Melissa A. Fabello
135 Ways to Diversify your Instagram Feed – Jes Baker
New Year New View – Virgie Tovar
13 Experts Explain Why Diets Don’t Work And What To Do Instead – Sally Tamarkin
Basic mammal maintenance, or How to be nice to yourself – Michelle aka The Fat Nutritionist
Fat Mermaids IDGAF About Your Diet Sweatshirt (a New Year treat for you?)
I am not really a resolution-maker and never have been. New Year and I don’t really get along too well, but this year I have a goal to embrace my bullet journalling and not let it fall by the wayside during those times when it is actually particularly beneficial. I’ve started to look up mental health and other positive spreads on Pinterest and would love to hear your suggestions! I struggle to STOP, slow down, and take stock. I think it will be good for my racing mind and struggle to concentrate, as well as my wellbeing more generally, and if all goes well I’ll share more of my bullet journal adventures during 2018.
How about you? What are your feelings on the New Year fuss, and on resolutions?
The beautiful manatee necklace at the top of this post is from Etsy. The Veganism is Magic sticker is from Redbubble, and the Feminist Witch sticker too. The smaller stickers are from Etsy as well (1 and 2). These are not affiliate links, I just love this stuff!