End Fat Talk

by Moira on October 19, 2009

I was ten years old the first time I heard fat talk from “friends” — one of them my “best friend” — on the playground at school.  And not long after that I went on my first diet.  It was a defining moment.  As long as I let it be. 

Sometimes I have a hard time describing what the Authentic Body Project is about.  Until I see a video like this.  This, this is what it’s about.  It’s about not letting the fat talk we’ve heard, the fat talk we’ve internalized, define us, stop us, hold us back.

It’s about recognizing that I can protest about the ubiquitous photoshopping of every image I see, complaining about those people, and how they are the problem, or I can start right here, right now with the woman sitting in my chair.   Taking it to a new level of awareness, being more present to the self-talk, and in so doing, shift it and shift the way I define myself.


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Laurie Brainerd October 20, 2009 at 9:38 am

That video is awesome. Thanks for posting.

I think you would be interested in the project that I’m just starting. When I get a little further along, I’ll be happy to share with you.

Moira October 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Laurie, you are such a tease! Do I get a hint? Is this a fiber art project?

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