If you follow my Twitter, I explained a little bit of this earlier today. I am participating in a size acceptance blogathon put on by About Curves. I just thought it was a really great idea, and just another reason to open up and participate in the important conversations going on inside, and out of the plus size community.
I’m currently working on my own incredibly personal stories. They’re not done, as they have been stirring up some emotions in me that I’ve frankly been too busy to even stop and fully contemplate until now. (Probably not the best course of action for a blogger, right?) But I was thinking about it, and the thing I LOVE about FA is the sense of community, openness, honesty that I find within it. The exchange of stories and ideas is so crucial and important. Sitting and writing down my stories on how I found myself in FA and the huge role it has played in my life, made me really want to hear yours too. So! On top of sharing my stories with you in the days left of the blogathon, I would like to publish a few of yours to the blog as well. Kind of like a guest blogger thing. I’m taking any and all submissions on the subject of size acceptance. You can read about the blogathon here: http://www.aboutcurves.com/blogathon/index.html
They give you a few things to write about:
- Size harassment in school and among teenagers.
- The media and advertising industries fabricated images of women.
- Thoughts about industries that make money from women’s lack of self-esteem
- Your own personal stories or instances of lack of size acceptance in your life.
Which I think is a great place to start. I’d also like to say that if you want to talk about the positive impact FA has made on your life, that would be awesome, too. You can really write about whatever you feel. You can submit it to me to be a guest blogger, or I strongly encourage you to participate on your own blog. It really is so important to make sure these stories are out there being shared. I’d also love any kind of photos if you have them! They don’t need to be fashion photos or anything. This is really freeform. (Minus two things- please put trigger warnings, and please refrain from “skinny bashing” or any other forms of body shaming.) I just want to help collectively share our stories and lift one another up through them.
You can submit here if you’re interested in guest blogging: Submit your story!