Anonymous asked: Don't you think that if you preach "love your body even if you're obese" you're encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle.
In response to the anonymous tumblr question:
Don’t you think that if you preach “love your body even if you’re obese” you’re encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle?
Short answer: No.
Medium answer: No, and also what people do with their bodies – healthy or unhealthy – is none of your fucking business. It’s not your body. Do whatever you want with your body. Worry about your body. My 9 year olds get this. I don’t understand where your cognition is being interrupted.
A body is a complicated thing
The very construction of a body is a Rube-Goldberg-miracle
Millions of systems working themselves opus so that I can
do the most minute and simple things
Like click open my inbox with the intricate highway of carpal nerves
Worry my gut open in nervous anticipation of attack
All of the muscles required to roll my eyes, again, at the lack of identity
behind your personal and invasive request
You are being responded to by a complex and beautiful machine and
I hope you treat this answer with the respect it deserves
Bodies, dear anonymous, should be healthy.
Should be fit.
Health, an important and glowing rhetoric that people have
learned to swallow like a too-large pill – something that
cannot be determined based upon presentation alone
Something that does not fit square peg into square hole
quite the way you have been led to believe
Fitness, regarding the biological definition, a trait that
exists to increase the chances of survival
Both important things
But bodies do not body in flesh and muscle and sinew alone
My message, dear anonymous tumblr human, is not
“love your body even if you’re obese”
My message is simply - love your body.
Love your body exactly as it is.
Love your body because it has never done anything
but vessel you, hold you in and break you open
at exactly the right times
Love your body even when it is broken
Love your body even when it doesn’t look like bodies
that are commonly celebrated
Love your body because it is celebration
Love your body because illness can be conjured
Can be invisible
Can be manifested
Love your body because any good thing you do for your body
comes from believing that your body is worthy of good things
Love your body because it will never be heavier or more
difficult to carry than hate for your own reflection
Love your body because if you do not, you will never truly
allow it to be loved by other bodies
Love your body because it is the truest act of peace, to bring
harmony between your heart and your limbs
Between your spirit and your flesh
Between your mind and your unquestioned, swallowed truth
Love your body because there is a world out there that
will do all of the hating your body can handle and
your quiet should be shelter, not inquisition
Love your body because it is a symphony in flux
Because it is not the same as it was yesterday and it will
not be the same tomorrow but it is still deserving of
basic human decency
Love your body because it gives other bodies permission to love themselves
Love other’s bodies because you do not know how far they have come when
their path intersects with yours
Love other’s bodies because sometimes they have been forced
through a kind of hell you cannot imagine
Love other’s bodies because.
Because we all have bodies
Because all we are trying to do is ensure our survival
Because we cannot subsist on fear, on brow-beating
Because any change made on the back of shame
is a change that never presents in truth
But change made in love infects every cell
Evolves into something beautiful
Love your body because it is the most radical act of revolution
Love your body because love for your body is something you have to be taught
Love your body because it is your body.
And what you do with YOUR body
Is nobody’s fucking business
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