Guys guys guys! Watch this video by the beautiful AND fat Lillian Bustle – a body positive ambassador and burlesque dancer. During her TEDxJerseyCity Talk, she talks about this very interesting concept of how the more our view is saturated with larger bodies, the more we will prefer larger bodies. There’s a whole science behind it! We’re not talking about how seeing more fat bodies in magazines and on tv will make people accept these larger bodies – we’re talking about preference! Choosing a fat body over a thin one.
It’s funny, because I was honestly only ever expecting acceptance, you know? A world where fat bodies wouldn’t be judged, and bullying against fat people wouldn’t be so prevalent. I know there are already a lot of people who prefer fat bodies, which is why choosing fat bodies was never the issue for me. It was all about the stares, the pointing… even the presumptions.
It’s also super scary to see how easily influenced we are by the media. Showing photo after photo could make you change your perception so quickly? Do we really have a choice at all?