"I want my face to be attached to my body. I want you to look at me as a whole, not just a body".
"I once had a comment on my blog that said "I feel sorry for fat people, all they do is just sit." I wish I had time to sit a little more often, but life is too short and I have too many things I want to fill it with."
"Fat people are regularly told that we should never eat, regardless of what the food is, as though we don't deserve nourishment. Learning to eat again as well as enjoying and sharing food was a critical part of my liberation from culturally imposed self loathing."
"I exercise because I enjoy it, not because I am trying to lose weight. I often surprise myself - and others - with how powerful and how elegant my fat body can be."
"Adorning my body is my way of claiming ownership of a body often deemed public property. I celebrate, decorate and love the body I am blessed with."
"Amidst public cries of the cost of obesity on society, it is rarely acknowledged that fat people have, not just jobs, but productive careers that they take pride in. Our contribution to society is erased by the stigma placed on our bodies."