It’s “Say Something Sunday,” a day dedicated, at least on this blog, to personal Size Diversity activism. I’ve got some suggestions below and/or of course you can do your own thing and feel free to leave a comment about it. If you have ideas of things to do for Say Something Sunday I’d also love for you to share those.
I did the math and if everyone who views the blog each week did one piece of Size Diversity Activism a week, it would add up to over 1.5 million body positive messages put out into the world this year. Multiply that times the number of people who might see each of those messages and things start to increase exponentially. To be very clear, nobody is obligated to do activism so if this doesn’t appeal to you that’s totally cool, I’ll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled blog post!
The theme this week is “Take this junk and shove it” – telling people to stop sending you weight loss propaganda (as always these are just suggestions, feel free to change them to make them work for you, and if they don’t appeal to you feel free to do your own thing!)
- Every time you see a diet ad on social media or online etc, click “I don’t want to see this” or “This ad is misleading” or whatever means stop with the dieting crap already.
- If you get random diet ads e-mailed to you reply and let people know that you aren’t interested/that you believe they are doing people a disservice etc.
- If you want to do me a favor, e-mail SexyDeliciousHealthy@gmail.com and tell them that you don’t appreciate them spamming the comments on my blog advertising webinars promoting weight loss with ridiculous language saying things like: weight loss is “a touchy, yet important topic that we are brave enough to discuss.” (You keep using that word, “brave.” I do not think it means what you think it means…)
- If you get diet postcards in the mail return them to sender, or call the company and insist that you be removed from their mailing list.
If you want to do more of this kind of thing, consider joining the Rolls Not Trolls group on Facebook, it’s a group created for the specific purpose of putting body positive things in body negative spaces on the internet and supporting each other while we do that. It’s a secret group so if you want to join just message me on facebook (I’m Ragen Chastain)
Have a great Say Something Sunday!
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