Health Activist Choice! Write about what you want today. (Maybe try a bonus prompt!)
Given my choice, there’s pretty well nothing I like so much on the Internet as links round ups and blog self-promotion. Except maybe Puppywar, which is pretty awesome.
And… 15 minutes later…
So I’ll be posting some of my favorite health and wellness posts and articles from the past week or so, some from blogs I read regularly, others from the WEGO Health Facebook page. (This is sort of a heads up on that last bit, in that just because I link to a single post here that I like, it doesn’t mean that I necessarily endorse — or even have read — the blog as a whole.) If you know of or have written any relevant health and wellness posts, you should feel free to add them in the comments here as well.
Happy reading and posting!
Shame-Free Self Care by Ragen at Dances With Fat — “This is a big deal because we live in a society that tells us that our bodies, if they are fat, are not worthy of care. We also get the message that the needs of a fat body are embarrassing and shameful. We are in charge of whether or not we believe these things, and I do not.”
April 2: Quotation Inspiration by Gretchen Stahlman — “When I was growing up, and well into my 20s (when I was still growing up), I had two standards: perfect or failure.”
Brave Books for Girls (Not Princesses) by Virginia Sole-Smith — “When we focus relentlessly on weight and beauty, we teach girls that their entire value comes from their weight and/or beauty.”
I’m done with you, Michelle Obama; hospital refuses to hire people with BMI >35 by closetpuritan — ‘By endorsing The Biggest Loser, she is endorsing the idea that exercise is punishment for weight, not a way to move your body enjoyably, and that exercising until you throw up is a good idea, at least for fat people. None of these are examples of “positive change”.’