Every year, this is one of my biggest e-mail days – when I receive the most e-mails asking for help or support dealing with fatphobia during the holidays – from those who are celebrating and those who aren’t. For some people, the holidays are filled with fun family get-togethers and happy memories and festivities. For many people, it’s very much not.
People for whom “the holidays” aren’t so happy often don’t feel like they can talk about it (or are discouraged from talking about it), which makes it extra suck. So I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that and let you know that this is a safe space, and to re-post some resources, if you have additional resources please feel free to post them in the comments!
There is a past discussion thread about this over on Shakesville that has some really great ideas and discussion.
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