Reader Hedda sent me this video (Warning: triggering in every possible way). It seems that the theme for The Biggest Loser Australia is “Love Yourself”. Of course, they mean love yourself after/because you lose weight. I found the video and its message absolutely sickening – I had to do something. I decided to recreate the Biggest Loser video but instead of “love yourself after you lose weight” the theme would be “love yourself as you are”. I put the word out on Facebook that I had a super secret blog project and the responses started pouring in.
Below is the result. My undying gratitude to Patricia Washburn (who also set up my hatemail page) who took all the stuff I sent her and created an amazing video, Darci Monet who let me not only use her beautiful song, but cut it up and rework it to accompany the video, and to everyone who participated.
No matter what you want to do with your body, there is just no reason that you can’t love and appreciate it, as it is, in every moment. Your body will change over time and if you base your ability to love your body, love someone else, or be loved on achieving and maintaining a specific weight, then what happens when time changes the superficial? You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself, and you can choose to love yourself as you are.
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