This article is not meant to convert those who are Fatphobic into being Fat Positive. It is meant to affirm for Fat women living the reality daily that you are beautiful and loved. You are seen and appreciated. Here are a few tools that helped me as I learned how to love my body in a world that makes it so difficult:
Self-care, including caring for ourselves mentally resonated with me a lot. Most of the mentors are heading off into universities and the mentees are moving on up into middle school or high school, and so there is a lot of stress around this time of the year.
We know that it takes 21 days to develop a habit and 90 days for a habit change to become a lifestyle; it's time to get super clear about what we want our lifestyle to be like. In this article, the word “ritual” is any action that is done habitually, intentionally, with meditation and recurring.