Wednesday, September 9, 2009

it's ok to be fat

DIVA, europe's biggest-selling lesbian magazine, is dedicating their october edition to fat chicks. "the fat issue: big girl glamour" features an article on the "health at every size" movement.

health at every size encourages:
  • accepting and respecting the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes.
  • eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite.
  • finding the joy in moving one’s body and becoming more physically vital.
sounds delicious, right? i was glad to discover that people beside myself are thinking these thoughts. for so long the idea has been propagated that if you want to be healthy then you should be thin, and if you are thin you are healthy.

health is actually defined as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".

for more information on the moment, visit ASDAH (association for size diversity and health) or linda bacon's HAES community.

mmm, bacon.


  1. "natural diversity of body sizes and shapes," is one thing.. but I think it's also just as important to recognize that over-eating and obesity isn't something we should praise. So yay fat people! Boo obesity. Sometimes a lot really is too much.