Dagny Kight Uncovers Lew Louderback and the beginnings of Fat Acceptance

5 Jul

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Uncovering the History of Fat Acceptance: Lew Louderback’s 1967 Article

Lew Louderback was darn angry. He was a fat guy with a fat wife and fat people were being discriminated against and unfairly judged quite severely so he did something about it. He unleashed a scathing critique on the treatment of fat Americans that appeared in a national magazine. He exposed some pretty awful truths. And they were true. At the time, no one would have ever read anything like Lew’s article. When you read it, you should be stunned that it was published in 1967. It will also strike you that way too much of the bias and vicious cultural trends that Lew describes are pervasive throughout American society 47 years later. With this article, Llewellyn “Lew” Louderback did not know he was writing the first chapter in the history of fat acceptance.  Click to continue reading…

 

Author of Powerful Hunger

Dagny Kight – Author of Powerful Hunger

 

 

 

This article was painstakingly copied from microfilm at a local library by the author, Dagny Kight. To continue reading, click here.

July 28th Lunchtime Concert Series Programming

4 Jul

PROGRAM PLAYLIST

I’ve been away for a few weeks with my family visiting me from Boston, and haven’t been on air for my usual Monday lunchtime concert series.  Thanks to all of you who tuned in and sent me notes, and apologies for not making an announcement before now.  :)

Not to worry, though!  I’ll be back on-air for my usual Monday Lunchtime Concert Series next week with some great new music!

Programming for Monday, July 28th @ NOON PST
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1. 95% Harold with “I Remember The Beatles”
2. Queen City Heist with “Tangerine Dream”
3. Richie Luna with “Celebrate”
4. Andy Sizemore “Feel It In The Air”
5. Sarantos with “Why”
6. Daniel Evans with “Nothing Going to Stop Me”
7. Fox & Mew with “Dark Night”

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FAT ACCEPTANCE? “HAES” (Health At Every Size)?

2 Jul

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TOPICS:  Fat Acceptence and HAES Movements

Today on the Backstage Pass Radio Program, I’ll be co-hosting the show with  good friend of mine.  Author Dagny Kight, of www.powerfulhunger.com, will be discussing a very topics that will likely ruffle some features.   We originally scheduled the program to talk about two very popular artcle we saw online, invited the authors and (surprise) were ignored.  Here are the  individual articles were were ininitially discussing:

http://www.xojane.com/healthy/ive-only-got-1-thing-to-say-to-folks-who-dont-understand-fat-acceptance#comment-1353920574

http://www.xojane.com/healthy/ive-only-got-1-thing-to-say-to-folks-who-dont-understand-fat-acceptance#comment-1353920574

http://www.themilitantbaker.com/2014/04/6-things-that-i-understand-about-fat.html

http://thoughtcatalog.com/ragen-chastain/2014/04/6-answers-to-your-questions-about-the-fat-acceptance-movement/

http://thoughtcatalog.com/shaunta-grimes/2014/04/6-things-you-should-know-about-the-fat-acceptance-movement

From these articles, we then found ourselves smack dab in the Fat Acceptance and HAES Movements, and decided to feature today’s show on that.

We’ll be discussing The Fat Acceptance Movement and the HAES momvement.  Here’s some info from both:

FAT ACCEPTANCE:  http://www.naafaonline.com/dev2/

Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to ending size discrimination in all of its forms. NAAFA’s goal is to help build a society in which people of every size are accepted with dignity and equality in all aspects of life. NAAFA will pursue this goal through advocacypublic education, and support.

—obesity research should be focused on improving the quality of life for fat people instead of weight loss

—the media and educational materials aimed at children should include fat positive role models

—public and private organizations and government agencies involved in recommending public health policy should consult the NAAFA for guidelines in protecting the interests of fat people

Where they appear to want to take choices away by defining these choices as unhealthy

—insurance coverage should not cover weight loss treatment including prescription drugs and surgery

—weight loss surgery should be “discontinued” as based on the usual inaccurate and old statistics

ASDAH’s HAES Principles reject judgments about health and any discourse of individual responsibility

HAES now rejects what is called “healthism,” the defining of what’s considered healthy or unhealthy. Again, HAES’s position is totally subjective and, I think, meaningless. How can we discuss health if we refuse to define it? I remember well a post by Marianne Kirby that argued we can’t judge a person who chooses a candy bar over an apple because we don’t know what informed their choice and we shouldn’t define foods as “healthy” or “unhealthy” as those definitions would extend to the people who choose the food.

Dangy and I woulod LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to join in the discussions You can call in at either  347-857-2052 or call into the show directly with Skype.  We welcome and thank you for participating in the discussion.

I write, will you read?

29 Jun

I haven’t posted an entry here, on my “regular blog”  for quite a while now (sorry)!  I’ve been super-busy with the radio show on Mondays, The Dress Addict Promotional Giveaways, and also writing for the Wellesse Vital to Health Blog.  I feel very fortunate to be part of the blogging crew there as I think Wellesse does so much good for the community!

CLICK HERE TO READ MY ARTICLES ON WELLESSE!

CLICK HERE TO READ MY ARTICLES ON WELLESSE!

Generally, I just write about my life as a gastric bypass post-op.  (For those of you new to the blog, I had gastric bypass surgery on 3/25/2008).  I try to talk about topics that may be helpful or useful for others dealing with similar experiences, but I am ALWAYS open to suggestions. I would love for you to stop by, take a read, and comment on things that you might have opinions or experience with.  If you have any ideas for important topics for me to cover, I’d love for you to contact me either on Facebook or via email at info@divataunia.com.

In the meantime, I’m going to start recording more videos on my YouTube channel.  If you aren’t already a subscriber, please stop by and say hello on my YouTube channel!  I’m “divataunia”  (shocking, I know!) on there:  www.youtube.com/divataunia.  Again, if you have anything you’d like me to talk about, just drop me a quick line.  BUT I’ll give you a little secret heads-up:  I’ve gained back 10 lbs.  I know that having accountability with my community online always helps me find my reality check and get back to my happy-place weight.  10 lbs.  I can do this, and having you there for the ride will really help.  :)

Monday, July 7th Radio Programming

26 Jun

 

PROGRAM PLAYLIST

Please note: there will be no program on Monday, June 30th!

 Join Diva Taunia every Monday for a lunchtime music concert series (NOON PST), featuring some of today’s up and coming musicians and songwriters. If you like what you hear, we encourage you to stop by their website or social media pages and let them know!  All links can be found on the blog at www.divatauniablog.com  and at http://www.backstagepassradio.com (just look for the blog entry with the correct concert date).  Our artists this week:

MONDAY, July 7th @ NOON, PST

1. 95% Harold with “I Remember The Beatles”
2. Queen City Heist with Tangerine Dream
3. Derrick Givens with “If You Can See”
4. Andy Sizemore “Feel It In The Air”
5. Sarantos with “Why”

Stay tune and bookmark this page: more music for this episode TBA!

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NO SHOW TODAY (6/16) – NEXT WEEK’S LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES LINEUP! (6/23)

16 Jun

PROGRAM PLAYLIST

Join Diva Taunia every Monday for a lunchtime music concert series (NOON PST), featuring some of today’s up and coming musicians and songwriters. If you like what you hear, we encourage you to stop by their website or social media pages and let them know!  All links can be found on the blog at www.divatauniablog.com (just look for the blog entry with the correct concert date).  Our artists this week:

1. Lore City with “The Days”
2. Blu Collar Glomeration with “Arkansas Ambush”
3.  Blu Collar Glomeration with “Miz Daisy”
4. Beatsboy & Linda with “In My Heart” (NOTE:  Download the song for free HERE!)
5. Derrick Givens with “If You Can See”

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Monday, June 9th Lunchtime Concert Series Playlist

3 Jun

PROGRAM PLAYLIST
  Join Diva Taunia every Monday for a lunchtime music concert series (NOON PST), featuring some of today’s up and coming musicians and songwriters. If you like what you hear, we encourage you to stop by their website or social media pages and let them know!  All links can be found on the blog at www.divatauniablog.com (just look for the blog entry with the correct concert date).  Our artists this week:

1. Lore City with “The Days”
2. Laughing Statues with “Strange Millie”
3. KluSlim with “jiveMind”
4. Blu Collar Glomeration with “Arkansas Ambush”
5. Tim Swift& Swift Country with “Honey I Ain’t Got the Money”

MORE NEW MUSIC TO BE ADDED SOON!

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