Sundays used to be reserved for my marathon updates, but since I moved those over to the IronFat blog, I’m experimenting with new ideas for Sunday. I’m a fan of small deeds of personal activism, so I was thinking that every Sunday could be “Say Something Sunday” – I’ll give some ideas for Size Diversity Activism, and then those who do participate (whether it’s my suggestions or something else entirely) can tell us about it in the comments.
I did the math and if everyone who views the blog each week did one piece of Size Diversity Activism a week, it would add up to over 1.5 million body positive messages put out into the world this year. Multiply that times the number of people who might see each of those messages and things start to increase exponentially. To be very clear, nobody is obligated to do activism so if this doesn’t appeal to you that’s totally cool, I’ll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled blog post!
So I’ll give it a shot today – I’d love to hear your thoughts about this (as well as any activism in which you engage, or other ideas for Sunday blogs) in the comments.
My ideas for this week (these are just suggestions, if they don’t appeal to you feel free to do your own thing!)
Make a New Year’s Resolution to stop negative body talk. Post it to social media.
Post/Repost a Size Acceptance message or article on your own social media (have a good one? leave it in the comments!)
Thank a Size Diversity Activist whose work inspires you (check here for some that I like!)
Put something body positive in the comment section of an article where there’s a bunch of fat shaming. You may not change the fat-shamer’s point of view, but you’ll give people reading the comment section another viewpoint to consider. (If you want some support with this, you can join the Rolls Not Trolls group on Facebook, it’s a group created for the specific purpose of putting body positive things in body negative spaces on the internet and supporting each other while we do that. It’s a secret group so if you want to join just message me on facebook (I’m Ragen Chastain)
Happy Say Something Sunday!
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