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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A few days ago I was watching Oprah and she was interviewing Jenny McCarthy about her break up with Jim Carey and her new book. She said that she learnt a few lessons from this and the most important lesson she learned was that she didn't need a lover to have love in her life. "I came out of it going, 'I am the love of my life,'" she says. "Now everybody that comes into my life is just whipped cream, but I come in as the full sundae."
This resinated with me. When I was younger and with much less self esteem I found that I was a "yes" person and did things I normally wouldn't just to have someone in my life, even if for a short time. As I've grown and matured I have realized that I don't "NEED" anyone to make me a complete person. As Jenny says, I am the sundae.
Have you reached this stage in your life yet? If not, what stage are you at? Can you see yourself getting to the sundae-stage?
You can read the first chapter of her book here http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Book-Excerpt-Love-Lust-and-Faking-It-Jenny-McCarthy
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 email@example.com. 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
|"Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:
Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,
Leaping into darkness with delight,
Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,
Open to the charm of horrors new...."
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
|"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."