So I don't know about you, but in the last year or so I have been getting more and more into podcasts. Perhaps we can blame Serial (and infectious MailChimp ad's) or the effervescent storytelling that was done by the team by This American Life. But one thing that has gotten undeniable: the audience for female driven podcasts is (clearly) getting louder and with that, the female creative teams are making headway.
This week, two new hashtag activism campaigns were launched by two different groups to challenge body image issues and tackle how people view the body positive movement throughout the world. The first campaign was release by plus-size brand, Smart Glamour - based out of New York City.
Just recently, Yahoo Health released the results of their body positivity survey and sadly only one in seven Americans feels “body positive". The online survey, conducted on a nationally representative sample of 2,000 people between the ages of 13 and 64 found that women were more often than not body negative.
So New Year's Eve is just around the corner and each and every single year, we're bombarded with messages from the media telling us to do better, be better and look better. Why is that? One of the things I hate most about the New Year is the cringe-worthy status updates about "New Year, New Me" or the "Just signed up for the gym, YOLO!"
As a fat woman, I'm offended. But as a women (period), I'm offended. And do you know why? Because I'm sick and tired of these bullshit body positive campaigns being shilled out. Not just to me (as a women of size) but to all women. I don't know about you, but I haven't forgotten that Special K was a diet cereal.