Tara Fannon commented on #FatisNotaFeeling Showed Me That Being a Woman on the Internet is a Radical Act 2015-03-10 21:17:56 +0000
Rock on Diana Denza!
Tara Fannon commented on Looking in the Mirror 2014-01-26 21:16:58 +0000
Hi Estafania. Thank you for your very honest and thoughtful story. What both yourself and myself experience is actually quite common…unfortunately. Although we all have our own unique experiences that make us who we are, this body negativity is a largely a symptom of toxic media and industry culture that promote it. This has a lot to do with why there are now a number of wonderful body-positive organizations and initiatives (like Endangered Bodies) whose mission is to challenge this through social activism and awareness but also provide a forum for those of us who wish to share our own stories because no one is alone in this. I can tell you that the decision to write this blog was a tough one. I had never really said the words out loud to anyone other than my husband. I was ashamed to because I thought it had more to do with me being strange or different but it doesn’t. Yes, living in the body that we are given, feeling good about it, appreciating what is can do, being free to accept it; these things take some time and work but they are totally do-able. I welcome you to our next EB meeting (Feb 27th) where we discuss and plan ways to be active in the body-positive community. Everyone is super cool and relaxed Here is a link to our FB page where you can view our latest newsletter to get a better feel for what the meetings are like: http://on.fb.me/1cj5MUM.
Tara Fannon commented on The Politics of Red 2013-07-16 16:10:34 +0100
I entirely agree. There are a variety of work-related contexts where both men and women are required to physically present themselves in a certain way. There is, however, something more to it in the examples I’ve written about here. At least that’s my reading of it. Of course, it could also be argued that there is a fine line between regulating appearance for the sake of maintaining a certain business image and regulating it as a way to exploit or oppress. The latter can easily be hidden behind the former.