So, many of you won’t know this, but I used to be a B to C grade videoblogger on youtube. I started sometime in 2006 and my very first video was this Milo challenge that was going around in which you had to drink a litre of Milo.
I’m not even going to lie – it was utter shit, but I became really obsessed with talking in front of my webcam and it became my main platform for journaling. I was a no-holds-barred videoblogger. I cried on camera, and talked candidly about my fears and depression, and because of my openness, I gained a rather good following.
I started a collaboration channel with a bunch of other people in 2011 and it did really well, but I ended up forgetting about my own channel in the process and – since I’m rebooting ohscorpio.net, I am currently trying to figure out whether or not I can also reboot my old youtube account, and use both platforms to create something magical.
Here’s a video I made last week. Do you guys like being able to see me talk and move? Does it create another level of intimacy for you – the reader? Let me know what you think.
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?