There are these rare people who have the ability to turn something inside you, something that was dark into something that is bright, living, breathing. And at first you think that it is something new, but then you realize that this is how you meant to feel.
★ this is a nice video about how you can react to fat shaming. i like how it focuses on empowerment (although being confident is not easy in a fatshaming world, so it’s also perfectly fine if you have other strategies to deal with fat hate.)
★ in dem englischen video geht es um schlagfertige antworten auf beleidigungen im alltag inklusive einer guten portion empowerment. selbstbewusstsein ist cool, aber da jede*r von uns anders mit normierenden situationen umgeht, sind auch andere reaktionen, die sich für dich gut anfühlen, cool.
This is brilliant and helpful. Also, the woman in the video is GORGEOUS.
My favorite line: “Are you pregnant?” - “No, but the night is young!”
I also really appreciated the interaction with the little kids, because I never know what to say when a child says something negative about my body. Either the kid is really young and just making a judgementless observation, or they’re repeating something they’ve heard from adults. I loved her response in the video because it doesn’t shame the child and it teaches as an important lesson.