Fat and Not Afraid

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I Stand With Fat Children & A Reminder

February 4, 2012

So this is pretty great:

I chose to say what's on there because I got a lot of 'good natured' ribbing as a teen and young girl about being busty, developing early, being pudgy, etc. My mom told me to 'suck it in' during family photos (and I still find myself doing it to this day). I'm grown up now and can defend myself if necessary but kids? Kids all over the place need unconditional love. UNCONDITIONAL. That really means something; love your kid no matter what, no matter if they're smart, stupid, fat, thin, not conventionally pretty or  handsome, or if they're stunning. Your kid doesn't exist on this earth to please you and make you look good. YOU exist to make sure they become a good person. That's it. They can't do that if you shame them, if you set them up for a lifetime of self-doubt and hate, and punishing their body, and maybe even hurting themselves in the long term. Please, stand up for your kids, for your neighbour's kids, for the kids in your kid's classes, for the kids you see walking through your neighbourhood-they all deserve to be loved just as they are.

A reminder; Monday's contest to find a new saying for my sign closes Sunday night at midnight PST with the winner announced in Monday's post. The winner will recieve a pair of handmade, sterling silver and semi-precious stone earrings courtesy of yours truly! Thanks to everyone who's entered so far. Have a wonderful weekend!


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