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Matt McGorry

(He/Him/His) Maker of feels & procurer of LOLs.
Activist & intersectional feminist.
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  • Hello friends! Did you delete your Instagram app for the weekend? (See my previous post for details!) I’m wondering how the experience was for those of you that did.
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Did anything come up for you? Was it challenging? Did it affect your interactions with other people? What positivities did you notice in your mindset?
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Even if you don’t decide to delete the Instagram app of your phone every weekend, I’ve found some consistent breaks from social media on a weekly basis are very beneficial to me (it’s very structured for me). As long as there’s no reason that we HAVE to on there every day, I feel like taking the time off can be very helpful. I’m curious if other people feel this way as well?
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I’ve also developed different boundaries around what days I scroll through Instagram versus look at the likes and comments of my own posts. I find that the latter often leaves me feeling unsatisfied as I anxiously refresh the post, rarely feeling like it gets “enough” engagement.  It’s been much better for me to pick certain days of the week that I look at my likes/comments and I wonder if anyone else might feel like this would be a benefit to them as well.
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Sending you all love and hoping that we can continue to develop our relationship with social media that is intentional (rather than reflexive) and sets us up to feel the best that we can. ❤️
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    Hello friends! Did you delete your Instagram app for the weekend? (See my previous post for details!) I’m wondering how the experience was for those of you that did.
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    Did anything come up for you? Was it challenging? Did it affect your interactions with other people? What positivities did you notice in your mindset?
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    Even if you don’t decide to delete the Instagram app of your phone every weekend, I’ve found some consistent breaks from social media on a weekly basis are very beneficial to me (it’s very structured for me). As long as there’s no reason that we HAVE to on there every day, I feel like taking the time off can be very helpful. I’m curious if other people feel this way as well?
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    I’ve also developed different boundaries around what days I scroll through Instagram versus look at the likes and comments of my own posts. I find that the latter often leaves me feeling unsatisfied as I anxiously refresh the post, rarely feeling like it gets “enough” engagement. It’s been much better for me to pick certain days of the week that I look at my likes/comments and I wonder if anyone else might feel like this would be a benefit to them as well.
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    Sending you all love and hoping that we can continue to develop our relationship with social media that is intentional (rather than reflexive) and sets us up to feel the best that we can. ❤️

  •  14,891  0  16 hours ago
  • Would you consider deleting your Instagram this weekend?  To be clear, deleting the app off your phone, not getting rid of your account. Read more...
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If you're like me, social media can have both positive and negative impacts on your life.  On one hand, it can be a great place to find community, share information, organize, and educate for social justice.
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On the other hand, it can totally suck me in in ways that do not serve me.  I can feel dependent on getting enough likes and comments (yes, even when you have 1.7 million followers that doesn't automatically stop), and pursuing that in a way that has caused me stress and anxiety. 
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Many of us go onto our phones and social media any time that we have a free moment and mindlessly scroll through posts.  I know I've felt this strange pull to make sure I don't "miss anything," but by the time I'm done with it, I often feel like I've missed out on a lot.
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More and more, I've worked to have strong boundaries with myself as it comes to social media.  Specific days of the week that I go on it (and days that I do not) and specific days where I check my likes/comments.  And on the weekends, more and more, I've been deleting my Instagram to remove the temptation. 
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I've found a great deal of benefit from this practice.  It allows me to be more intentional about my social media use, rather than clicking into it as the first and last thing that I do every day and used to fill the "down time." Now, I find myself more present to the people and situations around me, including being more present and aware of my own thoughts, feelings and desires. It allows me to get more things done, and to prioritize things like my reading practice, other forms of creating and creativity and social justice work outside of social media, and to have a control group rather than a life engulfed in social media.
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If any of this resonates for you, I encourage you to give it a try and delete your Instagram for the weekend (or some other day or two next week). See what comes up for you.  And comment below next week as to what your experience was. 🤗
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    Would you consider deleting your Instagram this weekend? To be clear, deleting the app off your phone, not getting rid of your account. Read more...
    #
    If you're like me, social media can have both positive and negative impacts on your life. On one hand, it can be a great place to find community, share information, organize, and educate for social justice.
    #
    On the other hand, it can totally suck me in in ways that do not serve me. I can feel dependent on getting enough likes and comments (yes, even when you have 1.7 million followers that doesn't automatically stop), and pursuing that in a way that has caused me stress and anxiety.
    #
    Many of us go onto our phones and social media any time that we have a free moment and mindlessly scroll through posts. I know I've felt this strange pull to make sure I don't "miss anything," but by the time I'm done with it, I often feel like I've missed out on a lot.
    #
    More and more, I've worked to have strong boundaries with myself as it comes to social media. Specific days of the week that I go on it (and days that I do not) and specific days where I check my likes/comments. And on the weekends, more and more, I've been deleting my Instagram to remove the temptation.
    #
    I've found a great deal of benefit from this practice. It allows me to be more intentional about my social media use, rather than clicking into it as the first and last thing that I do every day and used to fill the "down time." Now, I find myself more present to the people and situations around me, including being more present and aware of my own thoughts, feelings and desires. It allows me to get more things done, and to prioritize things like my reading practice, other forms of creating and creativity and social justice work outside of social media, and to have a control group rather than a life engulfed in social media.
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    If any of this resonates for you, I encourage you to give it a try and delete your Instagram for the weekend (or some other day or two next week). See what comes up for you. And comment below next week as to what your experience was. 🤗

  •  21,595  0  18 October, 2019
  • "Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex" by The CR10 Publications Collective
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I've been following the work of Critical Resistance ( @criticalresistance or criticalresistance.org )for some years now, and they are an important organization in the fight to abolish prisons.  This is not a book that will likely "convince" someone that abolition is necessary, but for those that are interested in learning more about the "why" behind abolition as a goal, this book offers valuable insight.  If you are someone who is new to understanding just how oppressive our policing and prison systems are, I suggest starting with "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander. 
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Our system of policing and incarceration does not work to make communities safer, to allow for harm to be repaired, or for healing to actually take place.  We spend absolutely disgusting amounts of money locking people up (disproportionately Black and Brown). When we imagine a future where all people can live with freedom and dignity, we must imagine a world beyond prisons, where the obscene amounts of money could actually be going to providing people and communities with the resources that they need to thrive.  Housing, healthcare, jobs, programs that actually treat chemical dependency and mental health with care rather than cages.  Our draconian criminal injustice system was never designed to solve our social, economic, and political issues...but to be a system that controls mostly Black and Brown bodies and allows for the accumulation of wealth and power at the hands of a small minority of the extremely wealthy. 
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My Booklist:
bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio)
#McGReads
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    "Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex" by The CR10 Publications Collective
    #
    I've been following the work of Critical Resistance ( @criticalresistance or criticalresistance.org )for some years now, and they are an important organization in the fight to abolish prisons.  This is not a book that will likely "convince" someone that abolition is necessary, but for those that are interested in learning more about the "why" behind abolition as a goal, this book offers valuable insight.  If you are someone who is new to understanding just how oppressive our policing and prison systems are, I suggest starting with "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander.
    #
    Our system of policing and incarceration does not work to make communities safer, to allow for harm to be repaired, or for healing to actually take place.  We spend absolutely disgusting amounts of money locking people up (disproportionately Black and Brown). When we imagine a future where all people can live with freedom and dignity, we must imagine a world beyond prisons, where the obscene amounts of money could actually be going to providing people and communities with the resources that they need to thrive.  Housing, healthcare, jobs, programs that actually treat chemical dependency and mental health with care rather than cages.  Our draconian criminal injustice system was never designed to solve our social, economic, and political issues...but to be a system that controls mostly Black and Brown bodies and allows for the accumulation of wealth and power at the hands of a small minority of the extremely wealthy.
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    My Booklist:
    bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio)
    #McGReads

  •  8,520  0  9 October, 2019
  • Same same from my 10 years as a personal trainer. Repost from @kristamurias - “When I was a fitness coach, before and after photos drove my business. It was posting my own weight loss photos that drew clients to me, sure that I could help them get the same results. And I promised that I could - weight loss was easy, after all: just eat all the right foods in exactly the right amounts and get your workout in every day - no excuses! (Oh, how naive I was).
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I was told that I was “an inspiration” - the fact that I had managed to shrink my body. And throughout my time as a fitness coach I shared many before and after photos of my own clients. Everyone praised their dedication and hard work, and more people joined me, desperate for those same results. They would say they were “inspired,” but inspired to do what, exactly? We weren’t changing the world or changing lives, we were shrinking our bodies. These photos inspired others who looked like the “before” to hate their bodies. They inspired us to quit eating the foods we loved and carefully portion our spinach and almonds. We were compelled to never miss a workout, because that was weak and lazy and we had “goals.”
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After years of coaching I realized that these photos weren’t as inspiring as I had once believed. I didn’t look like my first “after” photo anymore, and neither did most of the women I worked with. They kept coming back to me, blaming themselves for “falling off the wagon” and desperate to lose the weight that just wouldn’t stay off.
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Why do we find it inspiring to see weight loss transformations? The after is not necessarily happier and healthier. The after is also likely only temporary. These kinds of photos reinforce that fat is bad, thinner is always better, and that we should do everything we can in order to shrink our bodies and receive the praise that always comes with losing weight. They reinforce fatphobia, and promote disordered eating and chronic dieting. They’re effective at selling products and programs, but not because they’re “inspiring” - but because they remind us of all the ways our bodies are wrong and need to be fixed."
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    Same same from my 10 years as a personal trainer. Repost from @kristamurias - “When I was a fitness coach, before and after photos drove my business. It was posting my own weight loss photos that drew clients to me, sure that I could help them get the same results. And I promised that I could - weight loss was easy, after all: just eat all the right foods in exactly the right amounts and get your workout in every day - no excuses! (Oh, how naive I was).
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    I was told that I was “an inspiration” - the fact that I had managed to shrink my body. And throughout my time as a fitness coach I shared many before and after photos of my own clients. Everyone praised their dedication and hard work, and more people joined me, desperate for those same results. They would say they were “inspired,” but inspired to do what, exactly? We weren’t changing the world or changing lives, we were shrinking our bodies. These photos inspired others who looked like the “before” to hate their bodies. They inspired us to quit eating the foods we loved and carefully portion our spinach and almonds. We were compelled to never miss a workout, because that was weak and lazy and we had “goals.”
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    After years of coaching I realized that these photos weren’t as inspiring as I had once believed. I didn’t look like my first “after” photo anymore, and neither did most of the women I worked with. They kept coming back to me, blaming themselves for “falling off the wagon” and desperate to lose the weight that just wouldn’t stay off.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Why do we find it inspiring to see weight loss transformations? The after is not necessarily happier and healthier. The after is also likely only temporary. These kinds of photos reinforce that fat is bad, thinner is always better, and that we should do everything we can in order to shrink our bodies and receive the praise that always comes with losing weight. They reinforce fatphobia, and promote disordered eating and chronic dieting. They’re effective at selling products and programs, but not because they’re “inspiring” - but because they remind us of all the ways our bodies are wrong and need to be fixed."

  •  15,287  0  7 October, 2019
  • Repost from @holisticallygrace - “Trauma and chronic stress responses are just the ways that we cope with internal dysregulation...some of these are shamed and others highly applauded and reinforced by our culture.
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There’s not a single thing on the list that isn’t seen as somewhat of a strength in our society. Following in those steps will likely ensure “success” and being seen as an accomplished human. What we rarely ask is...at what cost? And has this coping mechanism been adopted to disconnect from pain we may have experienced?
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We all talk about drugs, alcohol, violence, adrenaline-seeking behaviors, self-harming etc. as trauma responses, rarely do we consider the unconventional ways we cut ourselves off from traumatic experiences by engaging in prosocial behaviors.
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It looks like that person who’s “got it all together”, who does everything for everyone except themselves, who’s a perfectionist in all areas of their lives, the one that counts calories and wakes up at 5 in the morning to get to the gym, while functioning off just 4 hours of sleep...without ever asking- what’s going on here? Yes, this is what our hustle culture applauds.
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The thing is, the applause that these individuals receive means they may never fully understand how pain is being hidden through overachievement, they simply feel they’re being resilient, making the best of a difficult situation.
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While the mind rationalizes, the body takes a different approach...and it will send messages ranging from headaches, digestive problems, heart palpitations, to full on diagnosable illnesses...it will let you know that things are off.
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So, before we start applauding someone’s busyness, can we take a moment to understand that we are also possibly applauding and reinforcing a trauma response and a systematically flawed system?
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*Post inspired by Elizabeth Stanley’s new book #widenthewindow Thank you @avery_books for gifting me this incredible book! I cannot put it down!”
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    Repost from @holisticallygrace - “Trauma and chronic stress responses are just the ways that we cope with internal dysregulation...some of these are shamed and others highly applauded and reinforced by our culture.
    .
    There’s not a single thing on the list that isn’t seen as somewhat of a strength in our society. Following in those steps will likely ensure “success” and being seen as an accomplished human. What we rarely ask is...at what cost? And has this coping mechanism been adopted to disconnect from pain we may have experienced?
    .
    We all talk about drugs, alcohol, violence, adrenaline-seeking behaviors, self-harming etc. as trauma responses, rarely do we consider the unconventional ways we cut ourselves off from traumatic experiences by engaging in prosocial behaviors.
    .
    It looks like that person who’s “got it all together”, who does everything for everyone except themselves, who’s a perfectionist in all areas of their lives, the one that counts calories and wakes up at 5 in the morning to get to the gym, while functioning off just 4 hours of sleep...without ever asking- what’s going on here? Yes, this is what our hustle culture applauds.
    .
    The thing is, the applause that these individuals receive means they may never fully understand how pain is being hidden through overachievement, they simply feel they’re being resilient, making the best of a difficult situation.
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    While the mind rationalizes, the body takes a different approach...and it will send messages ranging from headaches, digestive problems, heart palpitations, to full on diagnosable illnesses...it will let you know that things are off.
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    So, before we start applauding someone’s busyness, can we take a moment to understand that we are also possibly applauding and reinforcing a trauma response and a systematically flawed system?
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    *Post inspired by Elizabeth Stanley’s new book #widenthewindow Thank you @avery_books for gifting me this incredible book! I cannot put it down!”

  •  14,524  0  30 September, 2019
  • #HTGAWM is back tomorrow night 10/9c on ABC! Watch us have concerned looks on our faces!!!
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    #HTGAWM is back tomorrow night 10/9c on ABC! Watch us have concerned looks on our faces!!!

  •  23,059  0  25 September, 2019
  • This moved me as well, Favianna. Thank you for your leadership in fighting climate crisis.
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Repost from @favianna1 - “PROTECT. RESTORE. FUND. I love this new video, it moves me. And, this is all knowledge that indigenous people have been sharing for centuries. Glad to see how these ideas and world views are now reaching more people. An additional critical part of addressing the climate crisis is that we must dismantle white supremacy and patriarchy in order to protect nature. I would add that we have to also IMAGINE new stories and systems to live by, so that we can be in true realignment with nature. 
Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.“
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    This moved me as well, Favianna. Thank you for your leadership in fighting climate crisis.
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    Repost from @favianna1 - “PROTECT. RESTORE. FUND. I love this new video, it moves me. And, this is all knowledge that indigenous people have been sharing for centuries. Glad to see how these ideas and world views are now reaching more people. An additional critical part of addressing the climate crisis is that we must dismantle white supremacy and patriarchy in order to protect nature. I would add that we have to also IMAGINE new stories and systems to live by, so that we can be in true realignment with nature.
    Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.“

  •  10,223  0  20 September, 2019
  • Thanks for sharing @meremir via @ibnjasper ! 
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I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently. I’m becoming more and more aware of how different people and different activities support or drain my energy. I’m becoming more and more selective about the energy that I am investing into relationships and pursuits because I am recognizing that time and energy are not unlimited. Spending time in a way that drains me or does not encourage my growth without much return not only impacts me on that given day, but the next day, the whole week and the trajectory of my life and all of my relationships. It affects the time and energy we have available for the new things that we can welcome into our life that will build us up and help us evolve. 
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Accepting that my time and energy is not unlimited has been huge for me. And frankly, I’m still working on it. For me, embracing what I believe will help me evolve means letting go of “should.” Expectations that relationships need to look the way they always have or doing things out of an obligation that I feel and have created for myself. Continuing to release. ❤️
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    Thanks for sharing @meremir via @ibnjasper !
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    I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently. I’m becoming more and more aware of how different people and different activities support or drain my energy. I’m becoming more and more selective about the energy that I am investing into relationships and pursuits because I am recognizing that time and energy are not unlimited. Spending time in a way that drains me or does not encourage my growth without much return not only impacts me on that given day, but the next day, the whole week and the trajectory of my life and all of my relationships. It affects the time and energy we have available for the new things that we can welcome into our life that will build us up and help us evolve.
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    Accepting that my time and energy is not unlimited has been huge for me. And frankly, I’m still working on it. For me, embracing what I believe will help me evolve means letting go of “should.” Expectations that relationships need to look the way they always have or doing things out of an obligation that I feel and have created for myself. Continuing to release. ❤️

  •  13,244  0  18 September, 2019
  • Had so much fun filming a small role in #DOAT with this incredibly talented cast and crew! Our wonderful writer/director, Khaled @kthedirector gave us the support to really play and THAT WE DID!!! 😜😜😜 Special shout out to Datari @datariturner for always supporting and being invested in developing emerging voices! 🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
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    Had so much fun filming a small role in #DOAT with this incredibly talented cast and crew! Our wonderful writer/director, Khaled @kthedirector gave us the support to really play and THAT WE DID!!! 😜😜😜 Special shout out to Datari @datariturner for always supporting and being invested in developing emerging voices! 🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️

  •  3,754  0  16 September, 2019
  • Or “lean,” which in my own experience is the “ideal” that many men hold up rather than “thinness.” BTW, highly recommend following @yrfatfriend for brilliant content! ❤️
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Repost from @yrfatfriend - “Stop. Reflect. Think about what you’re implying.
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When we refer to losing weight as “getting healthy,” we’re implying that weight loss is inherently healthy, that thin bodies are necessarily healthier than fat bodies, and we play into systems that marginalize disabled people, chronically ill people, fat people and more.
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Diet culture values thinness over fatness at nearly all costs. Healthism values abstract ideas of “health” (often measured visually, by things like body size or visible disabilities) as moral virtue and social capital. And when we refer to losing weight as “getting healthy,” we perpetuate these destructive ideas AND we conflate them.
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Weight loss isn’t always healthy. Weight loss as a result of chemo isn’t healthy. Weight loss from restrictive EDs isn’t healthy. Weight loss from depression or major traumatic events isn’t healthy. And recovery from all of those things often involves weight gain. Plus, health is a multifaceted, complex thing. It can’t be reduced to something as flat as a number on the scale.
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Plenty of people embark on intentional weight loss efforts. But calling weight loss “getting healthy” upholds a logic that is directly harmful to a lot of us whose bodies put us on the down side of power.
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#fat #fatpositive #plus #plussize #psblogger #fatjustice #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bopo #honormycurves #losehatenotweight #riotsnotdiets #feminism #yourfatfriend #superfat “
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    Or “lean,” which in my own experience is the “ideal” that many men hold up rather than “thinness.” BTW, highly recommend following @yrfatfriend for brilliant content! ❤️
    #
    Repost from @yrfatfriend - “Stop. Reflect. Think about what you’re implying.
    .
    When we refer to losing weight as “getting healthy,” we’re implying that weight loss is inherently healthy, that thin bodies are necessarily healthier than fat bodies, and we play into systems that marginalize disabled people, chronically ill people, fat people and more.
    .
    Diet culture values thinness over fatness at nearly all costs. Healthism values abstract ideas of “health” (often measured visually, by things like body size or visible disabilities) as moral virtue and social capital. And when we refer to losing weight as “getting healthy,” we perpetuate these destructive ideas AND we conflate them.
    .
    Weight loss isn’t always healthy. Weight loss as a result of chemo isn’t healthy. Weight loss from restrictive EDs isn’t healthy. Weight loss from depression or major traumatic events isn’t healthy. And recovery from all of those things often involves weight gain. Plus, health is a multifaceted, complex thing. It can’t be reduced to something as flat as a number on the scale.
    .
    Plenty of people embark on intentional weight loss efforts. But calling weight loss “getting healthy” upholds a logic that is directly harmful to a lot of us whose bodies put us on the down side of power.
    .
    #fat #fatpositive #plus #plussize #psblogger #fatjustice #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bopo #honormycurves #losehatenotweight #riotsnotdiets #feminism #yourfatfriend #superfat

  •  17,277  0  13 September, 2019
  • "For The Love Of Men: A New Vision For Mindful Masculinity" by Liz Plank @feministabulous
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My friend's book just came out this week! I'm so very grateful for her work in this area...this book is a gift. "For The Love of Men" is a powerful, effective, accessible, and well-researched guide to presenting a vision of masculinity that is the only viable alternative to the most common one...a masculinity that is rooted in male dominance and adherence to gender roles.  This would be a great book for people of any gender looking to more fully understand men, masculinity and patriarchy.  For the men out there looking to explore a new way of being, this book will be a valuable asset.  And for women and gender non-conforming people, this book would be a great primer for the well-intentioned men in your life whom you hope to dive deeper into allyship. 
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I really loved that Liz lifted up the stories of men of various identities, exploring how the cage of performing masculinity differently affects trans men, men of color, men with disabilities, gay and bisexual men...all of whom are impacted differently by the combination of patriarchy and other forms of oppression.  And she compellingly makes the argument that so many women and gender non-conforming people know to be true...gender equity benefits people of ALL genders.  Dismantling patriarchy both inside of ourselves and in the world around us is the ONLY way men can be their highest and best selves.  #FTLOMBOOK @stmartinspress
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My Booklist:
bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio)
#mcgreads
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    "For The Love Of Men: A New Vision For Mindful Masculinity" by Liz Plank @feministabulous
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    My friend's book just came out this week! I'm so very grateful for her work in this area...this book is a gift. "For The Love of Men" is a powerful, effective, accessible, and well-researched guide to presenting a vision of masculinity that is the only viable alternative to the most common one...a masculinity that is rooted in male dominance and adherence to gender roles. This would be a great book for people of any gender looking to more fully understand men, masculinity and patriarchy. For the men out there looking to explore a new way of being, this book will be a valuable asset. And for women and gender non-conforming people, this book would be a great primer for the well-intentioned men in your life whom you hope to dive deeper into allyship.
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    I really loved that Liz lifted up the stories of men of various identities, exploring how the cage of performing masculinity differently affects trans men, men of color, men with disabilities, gay and bisexual men...all of whom are impacted differently by the combination of patriarchy and other forms of oppression. And she compellingly makes the argument that so many women and gender non-conforming people know to be true...gender equity benefits people of ALL genders. Dismantling patriarchy both inside of ourselves and in the world around us is the ONLY way men can be their highest and best selves. #FTLOMBOOK @stmartinspress
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    My Booklist:
    bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio)
    #mcgreads

  •  21,199  0  12 September, 2019
  • Hey IG family! On September 14th, I'll be joining @villanuevaedgar @daynalynnenorth and @weinspirejustice for this power packed, invite-only event on decolonizing wealth and the power of giving. I know my dear friend @dawnlyen will be in the building as well as many other incredible artists, activists, and artists so we wanted to invite some of my amazing followers! 🤩 I have the honor of giving away 5 tickets to y’all! In the comments below, tag 3 people to enter for your chance to win. Five people will be selected randomly and contacted directly by @weinspirejustice. (Must be following @villanuevaedgar and @weinspirejustice.) I hope to see you there :)
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    Hey IG family! On September 14th, I'll be joining @villanuevaedgar @daynalynnenorth and @weinspirejustice for this power packed, invite-only event on decolonizing wealth and the power of giving. I know my dear friend @dawnlyen will be in the building as well as many other incredible artists, activists, and artists so we wanted to invite some of my amazing followers! 🤩 I have the honor of giving away 5 tickets to y’all! In the comments below, tag 3 people to enter for your chance to win. Five people will be selected randomly and contacted directly by @weinspirejustice. (Must be following @villanuevaedgar and @weinspirejustice.) I hope to see you there :)

  •  1,957  0  11 September, 2019
  • "Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah @trevornoah
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Throughly enjoyed Noah's book!  He does a wonderful job bringing the funny along with the deep life lessons, bringing it all together in a way that is accessible, inviting, and that makes the reader want to stay invested! I definitely learned a bit about South Africa and the Apartheid.  Even in his standup comedy, I really admire his ability to weave together funny, personal stories with larger themes such as racism, colonialism, and sexism. 
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Naming it out loud to the universe...I look forward to the opportunity of collaborating with Noah one day. Even if that just means being on The Daily Show to start. 😊
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    "Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah @trevornoah
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    Throughly enjoyed Noah's book!  He does a wonderful job bringing the funny along with the deep life lessons, bringing it all together in a way that is accessible, inviting, and that makes the reader want to stay invested! I definitely learned a bit about South Africa and the Apartheid.  Even in his standup comedy, I really admire his ability to weave together funny, personal stories with larger themes such as racism, colonialism, and sexism.
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    Naming it out loud to the universe...I look forward to the opportunity of collaborating with Noah one day. Even if that just means being on The Daily Show to start. 😊
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    My Booklist:
    bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio)
    #McGReads

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