I watched the premier of “Huge” tonight on ABC Family. Did you check it out? I never went to fat camp as a kid but I could relate to many of the experiences right from the beginning of the show.

Hayley Hasselhoff as Amber

In a nutshell the main character Will (played by Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray) likes to pick on Amber. She picks on her because in her eyes Amber isn’t fat enough for fat camp. Will’s goal for camp is actually to gain weight. She even says, “No I don’t want to change. Why should I?”
Fat is fat. The battle is the same whether we need to lose 10 lbs or 100 lbs.
I battle every single day to not give into certain temptations. That was the same inner struggle in my Medusa days as it is now. Sure, some days are better and I’ve learned a lot and changed some behaviors. The point remaining that we all go through the same struggles.
I saw similarities in the show that I have observed here in the blogosphere. Everyone is screaming about this whole “Fat Acceptance Movement.” (I’m not quite sure where I sit with that just yet. That’s a whole ‘nother blog!) The “really fat” girls pick on the “semi-fat” girls because they’re just not fat enough. Really? It’s bad enough to get teased and taunted by the skinny people but come on!
I want there to be a BODY ACCEPTANCE MOVEMENT. No matter what size or shape you are.
I have always preached equality in fashion and body image. Let’s get rid of derogatory names like Plus Size and the WOMANS section.
One store, one section, all women.
Did you watch the premier? What was your interpretation of the show? I’d love to hear from you!

 

“When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.”

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