{The Body Liberation Guide} Generation after generation

Hi friend,

First, a couple of announcements: I’m excited to support the SeekHer Foundation as a mentor for their new program ‘Our Bodies Belong’. Check out their site to learn more and apply for their Winter 2024 Cohort. 

Also, I’ll be more or less unavailable from now through mid-January as I do a little hibernation, spend time with friends and family, and work on a really exciting new program that I’m hoping to roll out in January. There may or may not be regular newsletters during that time. 

And finally, here are 106 fat-owned small businesses to support this holiday season.

Now, to this week’s letter: I’ve been thinking so much about the cost of things lately, and how they interact with cost of living and marginalization and capitalism and labor and psychology. 

Last week, I had the privilege of a behind-the-scenes chat with the organizer of Seattle Fat Con (affiliate link), an event happening in January here in town. I’d known about the event for months, since it’s local and the subject of much chatter in my friends circle, but I hadn’t really looked into it or decided whether to go. 

When I popped over to the Fat Con website to refresh my memory before meeting with Mx. Pucks, the first thing I was really impressed by was the event’s COVID policy (vaccination required and masks encouraged), which is the best I’ve personally seen in a while. The thoughtfulness that created that policy was so clear as I talked with organizer Pucks about the effort that went into their choice of hotel for the event, their pricing considerations, and the way they’re structuring everything so that everyone has as good a time as possible (not just the VIP ticket holders). 

As I found out in 2022 when I hosted a retreat, the more you focus on accessibility and inclusion, the harder it is to run your event, the less money you make, and the more people complain. (More on that last bit later.) 

Let me tell you about the last big fat-centered event that happened here in Seattle, years ago. Keep reading »

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The Conversation

Here’s what’s being discussed this week in the world of body acceptance and fat liberation: 

» Statement of Solidarity with Palestine By Eating Disorder Care Providers (read

» 106 Fat Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season (see

» Fat-Positive {Holiday} Gift Guide (see

» I’m A Plus-Sized Male Mermaid And I Love It (watch

» Will decreasing inflammation help me lose weight? (listen

» Maintenance Phase on Ozempic (listen

» Wegovy’s Side Effects – Part 1 (read

» How body neutrality is different from fat liberation (read

🦄 Unicorn chaser: Just a fat person ✨ existing ✨ ⁣(watch)

Upcoming Events

Men’s Body Trust Group Dec 12

Fat Parenting Group Dec 13

Sit and Dance Dec 14

Holiday Self Care Dec 16

Fat+Happy Yoga: Free Christmas Day Community Class Dec 25

Quick Resources: Prenatal & Postnatal Body Image

» Prenatal & Postnatal Body Image interview with Carla Korn 

» 10 Ways to Improve Body Image During Pregnancy (and feel more neutral) 

» Food Psych #102: How to Handle Changes, Pregnancy, Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec 

» 7 Pregnancy Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed To Ask 

» Why Postpartum Weight Loss Doesn’t Mean Wellness

Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at bodyliberationphotos.com.