I've been writing a letter to a friend's niece...well, I was writing a letter to a friend's niece, who is bullied because of her weight.
I started writing a her letter. Then it got long.
And if you know anything about me, you might have expected that a little letter would be a bit understated for me. Shucks, I'm an over-achiever.
Since the little gal likes crafty things, and since I'm pretty good with Microsoft Publisher, I decided to take my too-long text and make it into a newsletter. I have compiled her some links and am making a page or two of fantastic fat female role models.
This has been like writing a letter to my pre-teen self. It's also compelled me to reflect a bit more, not only about my own experiences, but about my relationships to other fat women growing up. I hope to write more about that soon.
But finding size-acceptance resources for kids was harder than I thought. There was a lot of stuff ABOUT kids, but very little actually written for them, on their level. What are we doing for kids? What CAN we do for kids?