Experts reviewed *all* of the existing data on stomach amputation and stomach squeezing surgeries for the world’s leading medical journal. They admit the data only tracks people for two years post-op and even that data is incomplete. (The people they lose track of may well have had the worst complications.) They also point out that the most serious damage can develop up to 10 years later. Stuff like diseases of malnutrition, addictions, and suicide. I wouldn’t wish these operations on any human being. Fat people’s lives are valuable. We should not be treated like guinea pigs by weight-bigoted surgeons. #UnsafeForAnyStomach #StomachAppreciationSaturday
These charming stomachs, who help sell Japanese antacids, are now in a display at SFO airport. Although stomach amputation and stomach squeezing surgeries are often presented as a fix for acid reflux, or GERD, the reality might be the opposite. Here’s one survivor’s explanation, from a post-op support website: “Their is just not enough stomach left to store the acid, so if finds a place to go, usally up.”
I’m honored to be part of the promo for the second annual Body Confidence Canada Awards. What if we lived in a society that valued every body, where body confidence was a minimum standard all people enjoyed, where we didn’t need these otherwise wonderful awards? #BCCAwards
White people like to write about dystopian worlds like its something that will happen far off into the future when there’s intergalactic space travel, on another planet.
They write dystopias to amuse themselves, too get awards and look revolutionary.
But, wake up, #weliveinadystopianworld
Why y’all the only ones that don’t see that.
I totally sympathize! I’ve had those moments (of comparing myself to someone else and feeling unworthy). They are simply not truth. They are a fiction that our culture has invented for lots of ugly reasons. There’s a hate-based hierarchy around gender, height, weight, age, physical ability, skin color, class, money…and the person you describe, the person you felt bad when comparing yourself to (a young, thin woman in a mini skirt), was doing all sorts of uncomfortable, expensive, time-sucking work to pull herself up a rung or two on those various ladders, to reassure herself that she wouldn’t be excluded socially. How sad for her! You rock! Summer is coming! Time for lazy, sunny afternoons and frolicking in the water to cool off and grilling tasty food and enjoying!!! You get to enjoy. Just as you are right now, you’re perfect. Life is so very, very short. Be jealous of your joy. Of the lusciousness of your embodiment. Social hierarchies suck. Know them for what they are: a big, hardened shell designed to protect fearful people from existential inevitabilities. Find some freedom wherever you are. Your feet against a solid surface. Your breath expanding and releasing. Your heart beating, all for you. Tap into awe. It’s just possible the fearful conformists will look at you with envy. We all have vulnerable moments. If what I’ve written here does you anything but good, please disregard it! Let me know how it goes… You are a Fat National Treasure. Wheee! - Marilyn Wann
So for the last four months or so, I have taken part in the body positivity movement on Instagram, including posting photos of myself in my bikini and underwear/bra. Keep in mind that none of my photos have ever been sexually explicit or suggestive and that I have always…
I just wanted to update everyone that my account HAS been restored on Instagram after an interview with NBC4 news!
Thank you all so much for your continued support!!!!!
If you’ve ever avoided going to the doctor because you don’t want to be lectured about your weight, here’s the medical journal article print out and show them first to see if they’re willing to set aside preconceptions and actually do you some good. There’s a better way than weight-loss goals and a weight-based definition of health!