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How much I weigh.
That’s me. And that number below, hiding in plain sight, is my weight.    And therein lies the project: to show ourselves to the world, and open   up that pesky little number that is our weight.  And it is our hope, by   doing this, that the stigma surrounding that number will be dealt a   blow.
That by just the simple knowledge of the weights of other   women just like you, we can stand a little taller, and not be dragged   down by the taboo every time that we step on the scale; not be prey to   those wishing to peddle us diets, pills, and self-help.   To not fall   into the trap of buying into the unobtainable ideal.
In order to do   this, we need brave women of all shapes and sizes, all ages and   backgrounds, who are willing to show themselves to the world and open up   that secret that is their weight.  And shoot a bullet right through   that stigma.
Send your picture to erinweighsin (at) Gmail (dot) com.  Tell me what your scale read this morning.
And I will Tumble it.

How much I weigh.

That’s me. And that number below, hiding in plain sight, is my weight. And therein lies the project: to show ourselves to the world, and open up that pesky little number that is our weight. And it is our hope, by doing this, that the stigma surrounding that number will be dealt a blow.

That by just the simple knowledge of the weights of other women just like you, we can stand a little taller, and not be dragged down by the taboo every time that we step on the scale; not be prey to those wishing to peddle us diets, pills, and self-help. To not fall into the trap of buying into the unobtainable ideal.


In order to do this, we need brave women of all shapes and sizes, all ages and backgrounds, who are willing to show themselves to the world and open up that secret that is their weight. And shoot a bullet right through that stigma.

Send your picture to erinweighsin (at) Gmail (dot) com.  Tell me what your scale read this morning.

And I will Tumble it.

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Fact: Cake is not evil. There is no such thing as a bad food, nor is there such a thing as a good food. Foods have no inherent moral value. They are without cruelty, love or intention. Foods just exist. Our guilt about food is a fully manufactured phenomenon; we only experience it because we have assigned certain ideas to certain foods. If cake is “bad,” then it becomes forbidden, and by denying ourselves what we want, we create more want for it.

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