Some of you have arrived here via the New York Times piece on the fatosphere. Some have come from other blogs, like Shapely Prose or Manolo for the Big Girl or Creamy Nougat Lair. However you stumbled onto this blog, I'm glad you're here.
I hope you'll take a few minutes to read up on the I Love My Body! pledge. Subversive, isn't it? Especially when you think about the messages the rest of the world gives us every single http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifday. Lose weight. You're too fat. You're worthless if you're fat. Thin = pretty. Thin = sexually attractive. Fat is repulsive, dangerous, unhealthy, ugly.
Here at Feed Me!, we believe in Health at Every Size. When our friends make comments filled with self-loathing, we talk them off the ledge. We believe that each and every one of us deserves a joyful, competent relationship with food.
I've been researching and writing about issues of weight and body image for several years, including this story about my daughter Kitty and her struggle to recover from anorexia. I'm putting together an anthology of essays about these issues, called--what else?--FEED ME!, which will be published by Random House next December.
I'd love to hear from you. What's your relationship with food and eating and your body like? What challenges you and what brings you joy? Share it with the community here. You won't be sorry.