Well, I was looking for some informative articles about intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm to link to and discuss for tonight’s post, but then this happened:
That’s me!!! I’m @eventually_erin on the twitterverse (feel free to follow)! #sorrynotsorry
So I immediately called my mom, squealed a little bit, and decided this is about the level of fame I’m comfy with. 😉
In case you haven’t heard me rave…Dietland and Unapologetic are two new shows on AMC, and they are both very rad and worth watching. Dietland is a show based on the book of the same name, written by Sarai Walker (Read. The. Book.).
Dietland is the story of Plum who is a ghost writer for a fashion magazine and is planning on getting weightloss surgery. There is also a vigilante group of women killing men who have committed sexual violence. It’s an intelligent, dark comedy, and important topics are addressed, including body positivity, women’s rights, sexual violence, revenge violence, and so much more.
Unapologetic, which airs right after Dietland, picks up those topics and keeps the discussion going. Aisha Tyler is the host, and talks with a panel of three guests, who include actors from the show, comedians, activists, etc.
Actually, that reminds me, on last week’s episode, author Roxane Gay was on the panel. I had not heard of her, but after watching her on the show, I reserved every book of hers that I could from the library. I may or may not be fan girling. I just finished listening to the audiobook version of Hunger, which was read by Gay. I don’t really have the words to describe how amazing it was.
She verbalized thoughts and feelings that I’ve had about my own body and every aspect of my life affected by my body (all of them). We have different backgrounds and experiences, but it’s truly as if she were in my head.
I would recommend this book (you’re getting lots of that in this post…maybe make a list?) to anyone who is or was larger bodied, or anyone who knows someone who is larger bodied. It may give insight into why it is not okay to comment on someone else’s body, even if they are losing weight, unless you expressly know that person well enough to know they want your feedback. Same with hugs. She and I have all the same feelings about hugs.
Oh man, so recap:
- I kinda had my 15 minutes of fame
- Read Dietland
- Watch Dietland
- Watch Unapologetic
- Read Hunger
- Follow me on Twitter
- Don’t comment on my body
- Don’t hug me or Roxane
- Erin did not actually try a thing ✌