Recently, I was talking to a woman who said, “I’m confused about body acceptance. Is this just an excuse for not taking care of yourself?” I tackled the latter in this post here and today I want to explore the idea of body acceptance as an excuse to be unhealthy.
I mentioned I needed my bullshit conch, so I decided to record a video. Check it out…
Hi Summer!! That was excellent! Exactly what I needed today! I have struggled with taking up space all my life and need to hear that is is okay to be! Thanks a bunch!
Take up space Beth!!! You deserve it. xoxo
Preach on your BS conch! You would have sounded two more just to prove the trolls all over social media wrong, but this is what I really need.
You’re living proof that one doesn’t have to look like a “plus size” model to be harassed by trolls for promoting HAES (It ACTUALLY advocates balanced and pleasurable nutrition and enjoyable exercise, not promote obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and a diet of 100% junk food as the naysayers say!) and be labeled by them as a certain three-lettered acronym that trolls label feminists (am not one, per se, but I’ve been labeled as such too many times).
Your video is right on, and being a Catholic Christian who has to pray for one’s enemies, I’m praying for that one certain Army vet from Georgia, where his area he lives in is 20%+ food insecure, who has a video on Facebook (viewing/searching not recommended) that has him saying that in his eyes fat people are unacceptable.
Thanks for this light on the word “excuse”. I agree, and also urge you to consider using a different example than body odor. I imagine you were trying to be funny, but I’d find it harder to be in a plane with a woman sitting next to me who just finished a cigarette, or a fellow who doused himself with cologne, than body odor. We don’t need excuses to be ourselves and our journey should be toward tolerance of all choices.