Dianne Bondy, is an amazing inspiration in so many ways. Dianne is an “Author, Motivator, Risk Taker, Educator, Yoga Teacher, Leading Voice in the Diversity in Yoga and Yoga of Inclusion Movements.” Recently she partnered with plus-size (or, as I like to call them, sizes) clothing purveyor Pennnigton’s to make the following video that I could watch until my eyeballs fall out of my head:
Obviously, Dianne is a badass and an inspiration. I’m also inspired by the fact that this video happened – a clothing company didn’t just sell clothes for fat people, didn’t just reach out to a fat person to try to get other fat people’s business. They showcased the talent of a badass fat woman, and challenged fatphobia in the most in-your-face way possible, making it clear that the people who have a problem with fat people are the ones who have a problem.
Things are changing – it’s slow, it’s painful, sometimes it seems like one step forward and one step back, but it’s happening (I talked in my other blog this week about a therapist who used to be a fat shamer and is now a HAES advocate.) It inspires me to keep showing up, keep going after my goals, and keep working for a world where nobody is obligated to participate in fitness, but every body is be welcome!
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