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Hello from your size acceptance guest-blogger!
Hello, Shameless readers!
I’m Julia, and it will be my privilege over the next month to write a series of guest posts aimed at introducing you to size acceptance and teasing out some of the feminist issues inherent in discussions of size and body image.
I stumbled into size acceptance exactly two years ago. I was about to embark on yet another dieting cycle; I didn’t even know I was looking for something different until I found it. As I read on and began to interact with others in the “Fat-o-Sphere,” I found a huge network of people, including (among others) scientists, health professionals, and many, many feminists, who spoke about the futility of dieting and the oppressiveness of beauty culture, particularly its negative effects on women.
I hope to enter into an interesting and informative dialogue with you all over the next month. Can’t wait to get started!