The latest news/blog posts in the body image arena:
Importance of Self Care. Feeling like you aren’t getting your needs met or you’ve been putting yourself last? This great blog post by Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga tells you how to give yourself a “permission slip” to take care of yourself.
Jerk of the Week. Apparently Comedy Central’s Tosh.O blogger Mike Pomerantz is stealing copyrighted images in order to make fat jokes. Yes, he stole a picture from the Adipositivity Project, which is a photography project showing the aesthetic beauty of large women, and posted in on his Comedy Central blog for a caption contest and a few laughs. Disgusting. Read about it here on Jezebel and read one Adipositivity participant’s reaction here on xoJane.
Good Reminder for Us All. Adore this post on Already Pretty about why body image matters.
Learn The Rules, Then Break Them! Tired of feeling like you have to dress for your body type? All of the rules can be so limiting! Check out You Look Fab’s article on Beyond Body Type Dressing Rules
Speak Out Against This! Smart article by Ragen Chastain on her Dances With Fat blog about Kenlie Tiggeman’s lawsuit against Southwest Airlines for telling her she was “too fat to fly.” You can also read about current airline policies and travel tips here. Airbus will be offering new and improved wider seats, which is a good start. We all need to fly. You’d think with all the media hype about the “obesity epidemic” more airlines would d be looking into accommodating rather than discriminating against passengers based on their size.
Inspiration! Been bathing suit shopping yet this year? Push your boundaries! This inspiring photo “fatkini” gallery by Gabi Fresh shows “31 unapologetic fat girls in bikinis.” I love seeing these “unconventional beauties” show how hot we can all look!