My name is Irene McCalphin and I am a recovering Grateful Fat Chick.
I let marginalization and oppression derail my life.
I used my weight as an excuse to not work hard enough to have a life well lived because I believed all those lies society, the media and my own family told me. I was grateful for scraps of affection and sold myself for the cheap price of someone else’s acceptance.
This is my ACTIVISM.
This is a resource, a dumping ground, a memoir, a reminder a call to arms to every BODY everywhere to celebrate their now without comparison.
This is for selfish and self serving reasons: To keep myself from ever becoming that grateful fat chick again.
Every post won’t be about fat or even body positivity.
It’s about me
It’s about being okay with taking space and creating space and I’ll just take it for granted that you intelligent wonderful human beings know that I’m doing all this fabulous stuff while fat.