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International No Diet Day May 6th


What are you doing for International No Diet Day? It’s a Friday, May 6th…I will be in San Francisco with Marilyn Wann, figuratively pissing on Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer‘s anti-obesity cheerios! Woo! My first big fat public acitivism! Dr. Pi-Sunyer will be giving a lecture about the state of “obesity” for the next decade at the Obesity Treatment and Prevention conference. The conference will be taking place at the Hyatt on the Embarcadero. His talk begins at 4pm and we just wanna let our voices be heard. It will be a peaceful demonstration. If you can come, please do! (It’s near BART.)

And just a few days before that happens, Michelle Obama will have unveiled a new Beyoncé track dedicated to her “Let’s Move” campaign, with children all over performing a “flash workout.”


With all of these people and their endless “think of the children” yammering, I actually am thinking of said children and how awful it would feel to be a fat kid in today’s classrooms with even our first lady trying to marginalize you. It’s bad enough with all of the media and marketing and pretty much the entire world telling fats the world over how terrible they are. And it’s complete and utter bullshit!

As a fat activist (and if you’re fat in public, well, you’re one, too!), I feel the absolute need to speak up and out and be heard. If you can’t make it to San Francisco, see if there are any other events going on for International No Diet Day or consider organizing your own demonstration! The more people we reach with out positivity and truths, the better! Woo!


9 Comments to

“International No Diet Day May 6th”

  1. On April 21st, 2011 at 10:19 am Twistie Says:

    Ooh, I hadn’t heard about that one yet! I’ll have to see if I can make it.

    I’ll be the one in the hat, you know.

  2. On April 21st, 2011 at 10:22 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh that would be amazing!

  3. On April 21st, 2011 at 10:28 am Twistie Says:

    I kind of feel like we should have a pastry in for the event.

    Can you tell I’m a child of the sixties?

  4. On April 21st, 2011 at 10:42 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oooh! Pastry!!! I’ll mention that to Marilyn. Perhaps we should all eat a cupcake or something in front of him!

  5. On April 21st, 2011 at 11:29 am Twistie Says:

    I’ll bake some goodies for the event, if she goes for it.

    Hmmm… I should probably make sure I can make it and get a ballpark idea of how many people are expected before I volunteer to bake for it. Still, if enough people bring a dozen cupcakes or a batch of cookies or a smattering of petit fours, it all adds up to delicious.

  6. On April 21st, 2011 at 11:54 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I’ll run it by Ms. Wann…but petit fours? Wooooo! Look at you, all hella pro!~ <3

  7. On April 21st, 2011 at 12:05 pm Twistie Says:

    Mind you I’ve never actually made a petit fours… but that’s because I detest marzipan. I know I’m perfectly capable of making the things. Besides, it’s fun to say petit fours.

  8. On April 21st, 2011 at 12:09 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh but marzipan is hardly a requirement. I don’t think I’ve even had one with marzipan in them. Very time consuming task though. But it is fun to say! <3

  9. On May 5th, 2011 at 4:02 am NotBlueAtAll » Blog Archive » Show Some Love Says:

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