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Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen a number of new sources for inspiration in the world of body diversity. Of course we have new inspiration from tried and true sources like Adipositivity (BTW notoriously NSFW). But there are some exciting new sources as well. For example, The Body Images Project contains a number of scrumptious photos of folks of all shapes, sizes and ages. And we’re not just talking about cellulite here. There’s grey hairs, scars, scabs, freckles, warts and more. And we’re also seeing some especially awesome feeds on facebook and tumblr lately, including THIS one and THIS one.
And beyond the pictures, there’s the dancing–OOOOHHHH the dancing. Aside from the toddler dancing that I posted a few weeks ago, we have awesome dancing old ladies. HERE’S an 88 yr. old lady who boogies down the stairs:
And there’s old ladies doing Zumba and old ladies standing proudly for portraits and there’s just bodies, all different kinds of bodies EVERYWHERE! In a sea of previously perfectly toned and tanned and coiffed and waxed bodies, it’s so exciting to me that social media can also be a source of difference. It seems that just now in cyberspace, I’m seeing big bodies and small bodies and smooth bodies and wrinkly bodies and white bodies and black bodies and freckly bodies and scarred bodies. All are sacred bodies. All are unique packages encompassing the divine. And all I can say is, HOW DELIGHTFUL! Rather than a one page menu of clone, drone, Barbie types, I’m seeing a bodacious BUFFET of bodies of all different kinds. And I ask you, how can this NOT be a good thing?
So click away. Click at links and click at cameras. Show us your gorgeousness you cyber cuties. And let us see how decidedly, deliciously DIFFERENT you all are!
The Fat Chick