In case you’re dealing with people who don’t know that they should mind their own business, leave you alone, and not give you the “gift” of fatphobia this year, here’s a little cartoon that can help!
(I’m putting out new videos every Wednesday during the holidays. This link it to a playlist so you can just keep watching and see the new ones from this year, as well as last year’s!)
UPCOMING ONLINE WORKSHOP:
When Good Friends Do Bad Diets
As the New Year comes around, the diet industry is doing everything it can to convince all of us to make another (ultimately doomed) weight loss attempt. Even when we aren’t fooled, often our nearest and dearest are still riding the diet roller coaster. And typically that means that they want to talk about it – anywhere and everywhere – in ways that can be anything from annoying to harmful. In this workshop we’ll talk about options for dealing with this in all the scenarios that we may find ourselves in.
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5 thoughts on “Fatphobia Is Never a Good Gift”
Super cute! I am also learning not to offer suggestions to my friends with chronic health problems. Odds are, they have already tried it. Love and concern do not include annoying/harmful advice.
Love the videos!
Winner Winner–Mind Your Own Dinner!
What a cute video! That the group of employees were initially happy to receive the gym memberships and fitness trackers and only became angry when they found they’d be obligated to provide their boss/workplace invasive “proof” they were using them was a nice touch.
Always see something Orwellian in that “Let’s all share our health and fitness goal with the Overlord stuff. Clock in, do your job, clock out. Unless you’re breaking the law, your down time is none of your employer’s business. Including something as casual as YOUR OWN BODY!