Obviously you have clicked here because you’d like to know more about me, this blog and the reason it exists. Otherwise you just got lost while getting click-happy. In either case, I welcome you!
My name is April. I am an avid bellydancer, and after over 6 years of practice and performance I have become fairly adept. I love to swim and have been slowly increasing the number of laps I can swim each session. I love to crochet. I eat what my body needs and while I am still learning to listen to my own body, I treat it with care and love. I am in great shape and feel fantastic. I am also fat.
This blog exists because I felt, after spending the better part of a year reading and contributing comments to blogs in the so called “Fat-o-sphere” of fat acceptance blogs, that it was time to add my own voice to the mix. I can not make any promises as to what this blog will turn out to be but it is my hope that some of my thoughts and reflections upon daily life and the world around us may help others to see fat and people who happen to be fat as what they are: People. Regardless of our size, we all deserve to be able to accept ourselves, love ourselves and not be judged for others based on our appearances.
Fat, thin, tall, short, active, lazy, healthy, unhealthy….whatever labels you might think to attribute to a person, remember, under it all, we are all still simply this: People. It is my hope that the ideas I bring up here will help to spark conversations and thinking about not only starting to like YOURSELF for who you are but also about respecting others for who THEY are.