Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well, I'm back. I was gone a little longer than the month of November, and I don't even have 50,000 NaNo words to show for it. I have no excuse other than life/I got busy/lost momentum/etc. - which is really no excuse at all!

But then again, I have been working hard at the New Year's Revolution. It started back in early December.... Marilyn Wann proposed that we (the Fat Studies List/the HAES and Fat Poz community(ies)) work to create a movement that would go viral on social media to spread the message of New Year's REVOLUTION rather than resolutions - love your body, don't buy in to January pressures to diet/self-hate, and so forth.

So throughout December, I was hot and heavily involved with brainstorming with the fabulous folks of the Fat Studies List on exactly what and how we should do for this awesome FB/social media event. I gathered lists of resources, blogs, books, and daily HAES challenges and compiled them, and other folks created images, took my list and turned it into a fabulous webpage (see http://2011revolutions.blogspot.com/), blogged and Tumblr'd and Tweeted out the wazoo, and so forth. It's been quite an affair, and I'm extremely proud of my role in the whole shebang, and flattered and humbled by the amazing group of people I have the privilege to work with. I mean, who'd'a thunk I'd count such luminaries as Marilyn Wann, Deb Burgard, Marianne Kirby, and so many others as friends and colleagues?? Holy cow, it's so darn cool!!

Seriously... a ton of great people (well, several tons, probably - we're rad fatties after all!) have contributed to this event, and we're already starting to think about how to carry the banner on into February and beyond.

Visit the website (again, it's http://2011revolutions.blogspot.com/), join the FB Event, (http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events#!/event.php?eid=190278547652738), and keep watching this space to join in the fun!!


  1. Your Facebook link is borked. :( Other than that, YAY REVOLUTION!

  2. You've done an awesome job, Amanda. Thanks for your service to the cause! I've had a couple of people tell me how much they enjoy the daily posts.

  3. JeninCanada, thanks for telling me. Fixed now!

    Lonie, So glad to hear people are enjoying it! It was a group effort putting the challenges together... I had several co-authors! :)