RBI focuses on using expressive writing, design-oriented work, photography, media, research, and community input to fuel fat positive, body acceptance, discussion, and outreach. Our goal is to redefine the way we view and think about body image, size, fat, discrimination, health, fitness, wellness, mental/chronic illness, stigma, and other related topics.
We are constantly redefining our own perspectives, and therefore tend to write a lot about our personal experiences. Many followers and contributors are living with anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and a variety of other body image disorders or mental illnesses, so please be respectful and remember that health applies differently to everyone. Any and all potentially triggering content will be prefaced with a trigger warning.
RBI supports all races, genders, classes, and sizes. We try our best to make this a safe space for everyone. If we are not doing our job or checking our privilege, we invite you to please inform us.
Some of the artwork you see here has been created by our founder or moderators, some sourced when applicable. Please be kind enough to source this blog whenever you share it's content.
We are not health professionals. Any and all advice provided on this blog is supported only by our own research, studies, and personal experiences; nothing more.
There is a place here for everyone, dear. Your body type is bound to come with its privileges one way or another - but that doesn’t make your experiences, thoughts, or feelings invalid.
Society holds us up to an impossible standard that is felt universally. Body image issues are varied and expansive and affect all types of people, bodies, races, and genders in different ways. Comparing yourself to these other experiences is a good way to understand how they are different and why, but should stop short of making you feel like your story and your body doesn’t matter. Because it does.
You may not be fat, but perhaps now you can see how fat bodies are systematically oppressed, how “fat” has become another word for “disgusting”, and how utterly wrong that is. There is no reason why you can’t be a part of this and I sincerely hope that you remain. The opportunity to learn, take it in and pass it on is always worthwhile.
Your story matters here. RBI is for everyone. Fat Acceptance is for everyone.