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It’s International No Diet Day – Go Read Some Shapely Prose

May 6, 2009

For International No Diet Day, and if you’re not already, you should be reading Shapely Prose, a blog about fat acceptance. If reading the very words “fat acceptance” made you gasp, you doubly need to read it.

A couple of my favorite posts (from Harding and her co-bloggers):

Shapely Prose founder Kate Harding has a new book out with co-author Marianne Kirby, Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (which is titled “Screw Inner Beauty” in the Australian version!).

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  1. naomidagenbloom permalink
    May 6, 2009 1:53 pm

    Yes, just like “you’re not old” is an annoyance to those of us who are, indeed, aged and would like you to see who we are behind that.

  2. May 6, 2009 6:05 pm

    Naomi, as usual, you make an excellent point – it seems that both “you’re not *that* old” and “but you don’t *look* your age” seem to imply that there is something negative or undesirable about being “aged.”

  3. May 6, 2009 10:07 pm

    I’m adding Shapely Prose to my reader. Thanks. The BMI Project is just nuts. I remember when I was competing in one of the most rigorous sports around a few years ago, packing on tons of muscle and getting measured at “overweight.” Totally inaccurate crap.

    My friend’s site, The Shape of a Mother, is my favorite body acceptance destination. http://www.theshapeofamother.com. I see other moms have the courage to post pics of their new bulges and stretch marks and I always sigh a little in relief because I’m not alone.

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