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Tank Top Tuesday!!!


I am taking submissions from anyone who wants to exercise their right to Bare Arms for future Tank Top Tuesday posts! Email your pics here:,please include the name you’d like in the post, a blog or etsy shop you wanna plug, your thoughts on bare arms or other fatty philosophies. It does not have to be in a tank top, so long as your arms are bare. Have fun with it!




When Sarah asked me to write my fatty philosophy, I got a little nervous. I feel like all I ever write about is my fatty philosophy so how do I distill it into something relatively to the point?
So I decided to think about my business, Body Love Wellness, and the guiding philosophy behind that. I often don’t share this with people, but my vision for my work is that I want to empower as many fat women as possible to really live the lives that they dream of. I get really angry when I think about how many women feel like they have to act small because their bodies are big.
My philosophy is that happiness is paramount and joy is essential. And I think that for most of us, struggling with food and weight crushes our joy. We feel like the struggle is something that has to be–something that is caused by the imperfect state of our bodies. But that’s not the case at all. The struggle is a manufactured struggle. So when we decide to let go of the struggle and embrace our bodies we get to experience joy, happiness, pleasure and understand the fullness of the lives we want to create.
Also, we get to wear tank tops! Being sleeveless, for me, was an absolute revelation. My arms have always been strong and big and fat and I’d learned from a young age that showing your arms makes you look fatter. But I’ve come to the realization that I look fat anyway, so I might as well enjoy all the clothing options and the freedom of having bare arms. There is really nothing like being sleeveless on a hot day.
So here’s a picture of me, in all my sleeveless glory (with my bra straps showing – because I like to keep it classy), with the lead singer from Mariachi “Los Arrieros” in Cancun. They are a super talented group of musicians and my friend and I had such a great time with them. I doubt that I would’ve had as much fun on the trip if I’d insisted on wearing sleeves. 🙂
feel like they have to act small because their bodies are big.” Wow! I know exactly what that is like! I spent so much time trying to minimize myself in a million different ways before I was self-accepting. Thank you Golda for being You and sharing yourself with us here!
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2 Comments to

“Tank Top Tuesday!!!”

  1. On May 15th, 2012 at 8:18 am Golda Says:

    Thanks for including me in Tank Top Tuesday! I’m going to be sharing this link in my newsletter shortly. xoxox

  2. On May 15th, 2012 at 12:24 pm Twistie Says:

    Golda, you and your philosophy are both fabulous. So there.

    Also? A good mariachi band rocks.

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