Whoooo Really Knows Best?

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I Love to Sing-A

In this iconic cartoon, a young owlet has to choose between following his passion for jazz, or pleasing his father by singing what his father insists is best.  With Father’s Day coming up, it’s important for dads to remember to support their child’s autonomy, allow them to develop into the person they would like to become, and to refrain from exerting too much pressure to conform to cultural ideals of success or beauty. For those of us who are not fathers, the challenge is to remember that we are the experts on ourselves.

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Roadside Assistance —

I am so honored by this review written by Atchka for the FFF website. Thank you for really “getting” the essence of the book and sharing it with those who are fortunate enough to “stumbleupon” it on their journey! Warmly, Dr. Deah

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The following review is based on a review copy of the book I received from the author.

Tom Cochrane was right: life is a highway. And so is the journey to self-acceptance.

We tend to think of self-acceptance as a destination, an end to which we aspire. We see confidence as something you achieve and then never have to think of again, like a superhero in a video game acquiring a new power that is theirs to keep. But even the most confident of people can tell you that this isn’t the case. Self-acceptance and confidence is like a car rolling down the highway of life — you may have built yourself a pretty reliable vehicle, but accidents happen. And sometimes, even the most self-confident of people get a flat tire.

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My Other, My Selfy

My Other, My Selfy.

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D-licious, D-lightful, D-lovely

Join us for this flash mob! D-tails as follows!

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Fat News

Back in the 60s we had “Be-Ins “or “Love-Ins,” when people would gather in the same place and meditate on love and peace. Sometimes LSD was involved, sometimes sex and nudity, most of the time music was definitely a factor. But no matter what form they took, the “prime directive” was to raise awareness about the need for peace, unity, and acceptance of diversity.

Be-In Allen Ginsberg chanting mantras at the first Human Be-In.

In thinking back, it amazes me how massive these events were considering we had no social media to help spread the word and using mainstream media to organize was out of the question.  Yet somehow word got around and there we would be feeling strong, powerful, and most importantly, catalysts for change.

Human Be-In

Today… we have flash mobs. 

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The Other F Word

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fat is an adjectiveWith 2014 here, I took the opportunity to sit quietly and reflect on 2013 and all that transpired to make the world a more fat-friendly place. I know it is easier to focus on the speed bumps along the Fat Acceptance road; and to a certain extent, that is important in order to keep the engines stoked for more activism. But if we don’t take a moment to accentuate the positive, then our despair over the preponderance of negatives can extinguish the flames of forward motion completely.

With that in mind, I sent a CFP (call for progress) email out to my list serves and dug into my “good news” files from the past year. As I sifted through the materials, one commonality began to emerge, an indisputable trend: in article after article, interview after interview, and book after book the word fat was used intentionally and without apology.

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Fat Bitch

This is a post I wrote for the Fierce Freethinking Fatties website and I wanted to share it with those of you who may follow my blog but haven’t yet followed the FFF’s (a grand blog btw!) Warmly, Dr. Deah

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Fat or bitch… which word is more offensive?

Fat Bitch

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From Diapers to Thongs: Discuss

I recently wrote an Op Ed piece for the E-Zine Persephone Magazine about Victoria’s Secret’s campaign, Pretty Young Things and its target audience being young teens.  If you would like to read this Click Here.  I am, as always, happy to hear from you re: anything that I write!

Warmly,

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