Self Acceptance and Society/Fat Acceptance
Self acceptance is loving and appreciating yourself even if there are things you'd eventually like to change. Fat acceptance or society acceptance is getting society as a whole to accept that we have the same rights as everyone else and to reduce prejudice within the community.
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While searching the internet for something about acceptance for this month's article I found one of the best sites I've found in a long time. It's called "Operation Beatiful". Operation Beautiful was started by Caitlin Boyle, a 26 year old wife and mother in North Carolina.
"I began Operation Beautiful by leaving positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms — at work, at the gym, at the grocery store. I scribble down whatever comes to mind — "You are beautiful!" or "You are amazing just the way you are!" My personal goal is to leave as many Operation Beautiful notes as I can. Maybe some people read them and just smile, but I bet some people are truly touched by the effort of a random stranger.
Through my own experiences fighting Fat Talk, I’ve realized the power behind an anonymous act such as Operation Beautiful. When I post a note, I’m saying, “I CHOOSE to be positive!”
The goal of the Operation Beautiful website is to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.” If this little blog only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic negative self-talk is — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically."
SSBBW Magazine is sponsoring a child...
Through World Vision Canada, SSBBW Magazine is sponsoring 5 year old Mateta Nsimba from Democratic Republic of Congo. Mateta Nsimba was born the same month as our magazine (February). Mateta lives with her parents in a poor area. Her father is self-employed but his earnings are barely enough to provide for his family. Her mother stays at home caring for her family. As we receive updates on Mateta Nsimba we will post them here for all of you. If you want to help towards the cost of sponsorship or to help us purchase gifts for other communities in need around the world be it water filters, goats, or even soccer balls then please click on the PayPal button below.
Each month we'll list those who contributed to this great cause. If you do not wish your name to be posted please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
- "Having traveled with World Vision to Africa, I've seen the difference these gifts can make. The impact on children and families is truly immeasurable. Please consider making a difference in the lives of people who truly need our help, because you can trust me, it's worth every penny."- Tom Cochrane, Singer
October 2009 - Thank you to Mary C. for her donation of $20 towards our sponsored child.
November 2009 UPDATE - We received a letter from Mateta,
Thank you for accepting me as your sponsored girl. I am Nsimba Mateta, I live with my parents, my brothers and my sister. I like eating chicken with rice and playing with my dolls. As I can't yet write a letter by myself, Mu. Lucien Pongo, member of the local structure of management has helped me but I make a drawing for you. How do you like it? Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Your sponsored girl, Nsimba Mateta
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The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word."
~Emma Lazarus, "The Feast of Lights"
|"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."
~Roy L. Smith