I get a lot of ridiculous hate mail. For a long time I’ve been struggling with how to deal with it. I don’t want to put it on the blog because I want this to be a safe space. But I do think it’s important that people have a chance to see what kind of stuff comes at me for writing a blog that dares suggest that fat people shouldn’t hate ourselves.
Then I heard about a mommy blogger’s “monetize the hate” page. She put her hate mail on a separate page full of ads.
That seemed like a really awesome way to let the haters help fund my work and give people the option to read the hate mail or not. Of course I filled my site with ads for Health at Every Size and Size Acceptance products and all the funds go to support the Fat Activist History Project
If you want to read my hatemail (and hey – big flaming sack of obvious trigger warning…) you can find it at www.danceswithfat.com/hate