This crucial moment in the early days of the fat acceptance movement often garners scant mention in the historical record.
At Be Nourished, we talk about nourishment to deepen the common conversation about feeding ourselves that is so often deduced to calories, good/bad thinking, and frequently rooted in scarcity. When something as essential and big as nourishment is made this small, it’s not feeding us anymore: not our souls, not our bodies, not our hearts and not our communities.
Years ago, when we settled on the name Be Nourished, we were in love with the idea (and the very definition) of nourish:
“To give people the substance they require to live, grow or remain fit and healthy; to encourage or strengthen a feeling or idea; to help something to grow or develop”
As we go deeper and deeper into understanding what nourishment is, we find ourselves moving further and further away from fear-based ideals that want to focus on food more than stigma. We lead a search for nourishment that fills us from the inside out, balloons our bodies and souls with reminders of our meaning and resilience, and take us back to our true value. We seek food (of all kinds) that fills us with pleasure. We don’t deny ourselves satisfaction. Fulfillment comes in many forms: a burger, live music, a bowl of pasta, art, conversation, a dish of ice cream, nature, and so on. Primarily, it is devotion to enriching and regularly touching into what you hold most dear.
A great source of nourishment for us is the art of Flora Bowley. If you know her work you probably know what we mean. If you don’t, sit back and feast. Last December, we loved sitting down with Flora for a chat about nourishment and wanted to share it with you here.
“Talking about nourishment with @florabowley & @BeNourished http://ctt.ec/xc6N9+ #BodyTrust”
Click the birdie to tweet!