Tuesday, December 7

Yay, Food! A Lot on Her Plate

I just discovered a great new blog called A Lot on Her Plate.

It was started by Dayna, who says, "In an e-mail discussion with a fellow feminist and a proponent of fat acceptance she described blogs that were sometimes nothing but images of bigger women. Seeing these images over and over, she explained, helped normalize that body type--her body type--reducing some of the pressure society and mainstream media placed on her to be thin. Within minutes I knew what image I wanted normalized, for myself and for women everywhere: Women eating food. Plenty of food. Healthy food, unhealthy food, big vegetarian meals, burgers dripping grease down women's knuckles while they take the first giant bite. Cake. Steak. Bowls full of ice cream. Shiny red apples, funnel cakes, and homemade cinnamon rolls. I want to flood the internet with images of girls and women eating and loving food unabashedly, so that we don't have to hesitate before asking for seconds."

How cool is that? Check out the blog and all its celebrations of fabulous food and awesome Women Who Eat. (Yes, I did make a guest appearance recently, hence that photo of me with my friend Anne.) And don't forget to submit your own eating pic to Dayna!

6 comments:

Karen S. Scott said...

Love this idea! And if we, as a community or society, get comfortable with images of women eating -- then the leap won't be so far to images of HEALTHY women of all sizes, rather than the strangely skinny images we are bombarded with today. Love it. I'll check out her blog. Thanks!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Very cool, Melissa!

Amanda Ashby said...

What a great blog - I really love that concept (and now I feel very, very hungry!!!

Wendy Toliver said...

Great concept! LOVE it! I always have a special place in my heart for guys (boys, men, whatever) who say they like a woman who eats.

David A. Bedford said...

One of the persons I based one of my main characters on said to me one day, when I met her on campus carrying a tray of food she just got from the cafeteria, "Yay, Food!" Such a delightful phrase from a delightful person.

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Stephanie Kuehnert said...

That is super cool, Melissa! Love realistic body image and I love food so yay!