Monday, 20 April 2015

Pink is fat---Why I can't start my blog

Recently a friend told me, "You should be a writer. You have interesting perspectives."  Wow!! Thanks!  Because that is not the first time I have heard that and because I just know, this is true.  I should be a writer in some capacity.  Writing lights me up in a way that nothing else can, but there is something that has stopped me from forging on with this for as long as I can remember.   You see, writing for me (and probably others) is EXTREMELY intimate (like I'd-rather-pose-naked-intimate). What is the big deal, you ask?  It's just words... And if you know me personally, you will know I am not generally short on words... But I promise you written word is different--it's permanent and calculated and often dangerously lacks context and tone.  Anyway, it is not at all the words themselves, it's what those words say about me.

Consider this my first blog post...Pink is fat. (I'm talking about the singer here)

Three words.  Now here's a chart...

What "Pink is fat" says about....

Pink

  • in someone's opinion, Pink is fat


Me
  • I follow celebrity gossip
  • I believe my opinion on the 'fatness' of Pink to be relevant
  • I probably judge people based on their appearance
  • I have a specific definition of the word 'fat'
  • Body image is important to me
  • I consider it socially and morally acceptable to publicly comment on someone's weight

I'm sure you could add to the list, but I hope I've made my point.  Words are powerful and they expose us. 

 It is my intention that this blog stimulate conversation and thought, and I realize I can't do that without exposing myself in some way. So there it is, I welcome and thank in advance anyone willing to read, consider, comment, or co-blog!  Happy Monday!

Adele Paul