As I mentioned on my Facebook page, I’ve updated my header to reflect a new tagline. It used to read, “my journey from obese to healthy.” And now, a subtle change.
This blog started as a weight-loss blog, as most of you know. At that time (3 years ago), I was naive and misinformed. I had drank the Kool Aid and believed that “obesity” was a cut-and-dry issue. I didn’t understand how obesity was a social justice issue and that all my talk about weight-loss was complicit in what, I now see, is a war on bodies. I also, like most people still today, believed my obesity was inherently unhealthy and that weight-loss, by whatever means, was a solution to this “problem.”
I hope, alongside you guys, we’ll continue to be the candles lighting a path for a more healthy treatment of bodies; a world in which we don’t war to homogenize a body type, frame it as a public health issue, and use fear mongering to fuel profit and a collective body dissatisfaction.
A world where any body is disenfranchised, shamed and warred against, is a world in which none of us are free or safe, even if at the time our bodies are considered culturally acceptable. We all know how quickly the tides shift.
The Cranky One