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How Taking Pictures Of My Food Saved Me | The Intersections of Food Positivity, Body Positivity, Recovery, and Acceptance - JCP Eats
I woke up some mornings feeling foreign. TW: weight loss, eating disorders This is the story of how JCP Eats started. We are so often socialized to not talk about subjects like this. It’s stigmatizing to converse about eating disorders, which is even more true when talking about them as a fat person. Furthermore, men are often excluded from this discourse (mind you, one of the few that we are) due to shame and the fear of societal emasculation. I want that dialogue to change. I am vowing to do it – and it starts now. “Rather, they saw me as a failed experiment.” I, for many years, felt like a stranger inside my own skin. My body — it didn’t feel like my body. It wasn’t a home. It wasn’t a refuge. It was an arena that I consistently maneuvered – one that proved to be impossible, one that spoke a different language, one that never matched my wavelength. My weight has been a rollercoaster my entire life. I was always the fat kid. I was the fat teenager. I am the fat adult. I’ve reclaimed the word fat. It’s empowering. fat. Fat. F-A-T. FAT! The word that held …