Jeanette DePatie and I did a series of revamped holiday songs dedicated to things like the importance of fat-friendly seating, telling the food police to keep their thoughts to themselves, and telling fatphobes to GTFO. This song is about ringing in the New Year with a a reminder that the New Year doesn’t need a “new you” because your body is just fine!
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One thought on “Ring In The New Year With A Love Song To Your Body”
Hooray for the “resolutions are assigned” verse. That’s what bugs me most about modern New Year’s resolutions; we don’t get to pick them ourselves anymore. It’s just assumed- by the media, by advertisers, by the people around us- that we’re going to resolve to lose weight. It’s increasingly common to see “New Year’s Resolution” used as a synonym/euphemism for “diet.” And I mean, I’m not sentimental about resolutions or anything, but I still see the problem with taking this thing that was historically about improving personal conduct and identifying sources of regret and turning it into a fatphobic circle-jerk.