Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fatspiration




Because I have funny readers, I was asked to stitch 'You are the opposite of anorexic.' for a customer. At first, I was like, hmmmmm.... what does this mean? Is this some weird pro-ana thing? Because if there is anything I hate it is Thinspiration and Pro-ana. But no! It was instead an inside family joke. As my customer explained, I got the quote from my mom. She always says really offensive things and doesn't realize it and once told my sister that she was 'the opposite of anorexic.' We love saying that to each other now.

I would like to think of myself as the 'opposite of anorexic.' Even though I am trying to eat more healthily and not drink so much delicious delicious diet choke.

Sometimes I go to Pinterest and look for good recipes. Except that the longer that I am on Pinterest, the more it freaks me out. It seems like half of Pinterest is a recipe for brownies and the other half is a recipe for extreme thinness. And the images of women? Who we are supposed to try to look like after doing a certain amount of crunches and a certain amount of push-ups? Those women are impossibly configured, and impossible for most of us to emulate. I have noticed that a lot of these harsh exercise and diet regimes pins are pinned to boards labeled 'Thinspiration.' That is a pro-anorexia tag word, people! Do NOT use it. Thankfully, when I did a search for 'thinspiration' on Pinterest, I saw this:





The header reads, 

Eating disorders are not lifestyle choices, they are mental disorders that if left untreated can cause serious health problems or could even be life-threatening.
For treatment referrals, information, and support, you can always contact the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237 orwww.nationaleatingdisorders.org

THANK YOU, PINTEREST, for being awesome. 

To make even Pinterest cooler, I searched for 'fatspiration' and found lots of cool quotes and pictures of beautiful women.

I liked this fatspiration the most.




Pwahaha! Thigh rub! Man, I hate thigh rub! And it's a normal body function. Like sweating. And swearing. 

Thank goodness for skorts!

Oh, and before I let you go, I want to show you this amazing article by this amazing, curvaceous woman, Haley Morris-Cafiero, who takes pictures of herself while people in the background stare at her.  I loved it.

You are all the opposite of lame! Have a great day!

6 comments:

  1. The opposite of anorexic!! Ha! That sounds exactly like something my own clueless mother would unintentionally insult me with.

    However, if anorexia is not eating or working out incessantly to be super thin . . . then yes, indeed. I AM the opposite of anorexic.

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  2. I didn't realize pinterest was so rad. For real. And those picture were awesome and slightly depressing. People are assholes.

    You, though, are the opposite of asshole! :D

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  3. Love this! Thighs are supposed to rub. I love Pinterest.

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  4. This may be my favorite stitched saying.

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  5. Haley Morris Cafiero has to be one of the bravest, strongest women I've ever 'met.' Her photos made me cry. I wanted to bitch slap all those people whose responses to her physical being she was able to capture. Wow! How did she do that? I mean, HOW did she do that, not only to accomplish the task, but to tolerate it all!

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