I have little to no blogging inspiration at the moment. I’m tired, the whole flood thing across my whole country now, but very much here at home in my very back yard is weighing heavy on my mind, and I am so, so behind in reading Fatosphere blogs that I feel really cut off from everything that is going on out there.
But I want to give you all an update on Operation Baldy. In the few days since I posted the last update, about $300 has come in for the Flood Relief fund, with pledges for about $200 more and another $50 for the Cancer Council of Australia. Bringing the total raised so far at about the $2000 mark (give or take for the exchange rates). I am absolutely gobsmacked at the generosity of people, both near and far. You are all amazing people, every one of you that has donated. Whether it’s $5 or $500, every dollar makes a difference, and every one of you are generous, kind hearted souls.
Just a quick aside, if you’re in Brisbane, there is a canned food drive starting tomorrow in the Brisbane City Council libraries (running for a month). This food all goes to Foodbank, and all canned food is accepted, even canned pet food. If you’re near a library, how about popping in with a can or two. And tell them Kath said hello and that they’re doing an amazing job despite all the fallout from the floods.
So I’m less than a week away from The Big Shave. I oscillate between wanting to just get rid of my hair now, and seeing my pink locks and thinking “NOOOOOOOOOO!!” Of course Murphy’s Law states that the week before I shave my head completely bald, my hair is looking the cutest it has in ages. Ugh! I’m getting nervous that I’ll look really, really stupid with a bald head. But I’m trying to compensate by thinking of all the enormous earrings I will be able to show off.
Of course I’m still taking donations, and will be for some time yet. If you can help, click here for the details on how to donate.
In other news, I have booked in for another tattoo on the Friday after The Big Shave. I had some inspiration (and some holiday leave loading!) and found something so awesome to get tattooed on me, that I couldn’t wait another second. I showed my tattoo artist, Victoria from Wild at Heart the reference material and by her reaction I knew she was the one to do it. The piece is a sekrit (but for a few trusted people) but let’s just say it’s a beautiful fat positive piece that represents my learning to love my body and accept myself as I am. I can’t wait to share it all with you when it’s done.
While I’ve got you, it’s a new year, so may I ask you what kinds of topics you’d like to hear about on Fat Acceptance blogs? What things are first and foremost in your mind at the moment when it comes to Fat Acceptance? What gaps do you think we have when it comes to topics and discussions? Perhaps I’ll glean some inspiration and get back into the swing of things if we start a conversation here.