There have been a lot of posts about losing weight for your wedding, losing weight to fit into a dress, losing weight so you feel better. You know, being a woman and losing weight. Or thinking about weight. Or noticing other people’s weight. Anyway, it all sucks and there actually is something that we can do about it; even if it doesn’t feel big, or like a huge, life-changing step, it does make a difference. Watch this:
We can all not encourage weight loss just for weight loss. We can try to aim for healthier, not smaller. Roller derby has played a huge role in this idea for me: in roller derby, whatever size you are is a great size: if you’re big, you can be a big blocker, if you’re small, you can avoid other blockers and come out of nowhere; if you’re fast, you might make a great jammer, and if you’re slower, maybe blocking is for you. I think this is part of what appeals to me so deeply about roller derby: whoever you are, you’re the perfect size. We need to hear more of that out in the world.