When I set out, all those years ago, on a mission to love my body, I wasn’t quite sure how it was all going to work. Was it even possible? Back then, I had only the briefest of moments when my mind wasn’t full of negativity towards my body. Being in the moment and enjoying … Continue reading A recipe for body love
My name is Kathi and I am a recovering exercise addict. My addiction began innocently enough as I joined in on the local aerobics class. Yes, it was the 80s and yes, there was lotsa spandex. I soon graduated with a degree in kinesiology, worked at the local YM-YWCA, taught fitness classes, and trained personal … Continue reading Good News for Anti-Exercisers!
What is it to be a fat person in this world? What does it mean to be fat, eat fat, or even say the word "fat"? Why do we still search for fat-free foods? Why do we go blind and deaf if we gain fat? Why do we hate others who are fat? These are … Continue reading Is Fat the New “F” Word?
It always shows up when I surf the www for pictures, clips, or articles on fat acceptance; fat shaming and fat hate. Fat haters are everywhere although some are more noticeable than others. Some are very vocal about their distain while other internalize fat hate and turn against themselves and their bodies. The result is … Continue reading A Few Questions for Fat Haters
The idea of body acceptance is becoming more main stream as we see "plus size" models (a.k.a. normal people) challenging cultural norms and body acceptance and diversity activists standing up against fat shaming. As a counsellor, I work with clients struggling with disordered eating and body image, and spend much time working towards this goal … Continue reading Is Body Acceptance Possible or Just a Good Idea?