You Don't Have To

You don't have to - 

participate in the normal culture of hating your body, 

feel any shame for what you are experiencing,

be powerless any longer to the voices telling you otherwise. 

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New Year's Resolution

My New Year’s Resolution. Only I start now.

I’m going to shed labels.

Labels that have been placed upon me without my permission.

Labels that give people the feeling they can judge me before meeting me and hearing my story. Labels that make people decide I will fail before I have started.

Labels that no longer serve me.

 

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A Christmas Wish (A letter to my family and friends)

Dear Loved Ones,

I have only one Christmas gift on my wish list this year. To spend the day without weight comments. Is it possible to go back to the way celebrations used to be? A day with food, fun, love – and without healthism and sizism.

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