I am thrilled to report that Big Fat Deal is mentioned in not one, but two nationally circulated magazines this month. That’s right, people. We are officially fancy.
First off, we’re in BUST Magazine, which you all need to buy immediately because as you can see, our hero Beth Ditto is on the cover.
Fatshionista reports on this article:
Not only does it have a lovely photo of Beth Ditto and her kitty cat, Rhoda, on the cover complete with a full interview inside but on page 18 they have a whole article entitled Wide Girl Web. It lists a small list of the “best plus-sized sites” on the internet. My scanner is on the fritz so I can’t share it as I wish but the places listed were: Joy Nash’s “A Fat Rant” on YouTube, Nation of Size, Big Fat Deal, NOLOSE, Shapely Prose, and last but certainly not least…LJ Community Fatshionista!
As if this wasn’t awesome enough, we’re also in Women’s Health this month, along with a bunch of weight loss blogs. Back In Skinny Jeans has a photo of the article, and if you look at the lower right-hand corner of her photo, you can see us, blurry but famous. Other blogs featured are Sister Skinny, Cranky Fitness, and Erin’s Lose the Buddha. Reader Latoya writes in to say she’s not sure if this is a good or bad thing:
All the other blogs focus on weight loss. Your blog is described as “The water cooler of weight loss.” And in their synopsis, they say: “Read scathing, no holds barred commentary on everything from a sorority guilty of weight discrimination to the contents of Anna Nicole’s fridge, and you’re bound to feel better about the numbers on your scale.”
I read the blog as part of my education on fat acceptance, so I couldn’t decide if this shout out was a good thing or a bad thing.
Latoya, you make a great point, and this is definitely not a weight loss blog. However, I love the fact that we can coexist with weight loss blogs, and that people who are losing weight or want to lose weight read Big Fat Deal alongside people who are happy at the weight that they are. I think our message applies to those people too: Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t set unattainable goals based on the bodies of celebrities. Don’t think you have to lose weight to be sexy, or happy, or active, or loved. I would much rather open up a dialogue with those people than to alienate them. And I’m happy to think that, while reading weight loss blogs for inspiration, Women’s Health readers might turn to us for a dose of self-esteem, common sense, and self-acceptance.
So welcome, BUST and Women’s Health readers. And BFDivas and new readers alike, I would love to know what you think about Big Fat Deal being listed alongside weight loss blogs. Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
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