Published July 13, 2009 by Fat Heffalump

Well hello there. Welcome to my shiny new blog. Come on in, make yourself comfortable. Don’t mind the mess, I’m just moving in, so I’ll be setting up for a little while. I hate the decor, but I’ll be whipping out my decorating kit over the next few days, don’t despair.

Some of you may already know me from other blogs (which I may pop in the sidebar later, just for your reference), others may be here because you’ve found me out there in the land of the interwebz and you’re curious to know more about this aspect of my life. Either way, you are most welcome.
A little about why I am setting up this blog perhaps? Well, let’s see…
Firstly, I am rather inspired by the work of Natalie, Nick, Sonya, Janey and Zoe have started on The Axis of Fat. I think we need more fat positivity/acceptance work from Australians (this is a very, very fat phobic country) and I’m willing to put my blogging where my mouth is, and join this community.
I also want to be a voice for fat, single women over 35, as I am one myself. I don’t seem to be able to find any others out there, but I’d love to be proven wrong. Leave me a link in the comments if you know of any out there. It’s hard enough being single, fat, or over 35 individually, combine the three and you have a whole swag of fun and games to deal with.
I want to do something positive in the face of all the negativity and hatred/anger towards fat women (and men for that matter). And while I am projecting positivity, I am also drawing positivity towards me, which like any vulnerable human being, I need, despite the fact that I look and sound like a super confident lady on the surface.
And finally, I want to share my story in the hope that the fat phobes out there will stop and think about what the hell they’re spouting, and about the fact that they’re spreading hate towards their fellow human beings who have feelings and hopes and aspirations.
So watch this space, I hope that you find some positivity and insight in my writing.

6 comments on “Welcome!

  • Welcome to my little corner Muse.

    And we're a global community these days, location is nothing!

  • When I find a blog I like, I prefer to start at the beginning. This means leaving comments sometimes years after the original post. But I wanted to say thank you for this post, not only because you can never have too many fat acceptance blogs, but also because I am 35, fat, and single. I know 2.5 women who fit the same description (the third is 34…almost there). For me, the hard part is not knowing many my own age. It doesn’t help that I live in a small town right now.

    Happy belated welcome!

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