I’m late to the ‘How To Be A Fat Bitch’ e-course but I decided to register and take part because it’d give me something different to do during the day while not cleaning or job hunting, and also because I thought it might be interesting to see how I perceive myself and the fat community. Am I as confident as I think I am? Both within what I wear and within discussion off the internet, it is quite easy to be fat positive online because you’re behind your computer screen and there are other fabulous fat people who will agree with you, or fight your corner if needed, but in real life you don’t have that.
Anyway enough about why i’m choosing to do the course, and on with the first weeks assignment and discussion.
‘Write down 5 things that you are going to do that make you happy. Not "even though you are fat" but because you are fat and awesome. 5 things that have nothing to do with trying for the sake of others. 5 things for yourself and your well being. Like "go out dancing and actually dance", "throw away my scale", "make something yummy and bring it to work to share", "join a yoga class" and "wear that tight leopard skirt". Blog it, Instagram it, Tweet it (#fatbitchecourse, #nearsightedowl), etc. and share it in the comments below. EXTRA CREDIT: Do some of them!’
1. Get my other nipple pierced
2. Wear a crop top and blog it! (Even if I only snap a changing room pic)
3. Go back to college
4. Walk Weets Hill
5. Learn Italian
‘How do you deal with people that make assumptions about you based on being fat? Is the best revenge to live well and be happy? How do you feel about the concept of there being a "good fatty" and a "bad fatty" perceived in society?’
I will usually ignore a persons comments if they are making assumptions about me being fat, because most of these people are insignificant. If someone making comments aren’t family or friends then I have no interest in what they are saying. I’m not sure that living well and being happy is revenge, but I do definitely do everything I can so that I am happy, whether other people think I should be or not! I’ve not really heard anything about there being a “good fatty” and a “bad fatty” but I feel that there shouldn’t be such terms, only you can determine if you are one or the other and lets be honest at times we’re good fatties and at other times we’re bad fatties but it doesn’t change the fact that there is one common denominator which is that we are fatties, in fact get rid of the prefixes “good” and “bad” and just quite simply be a fatty! Who cares whether other people see you as being a “good” or a “bad” fatty be you and be proud of it as a fatty!