Surrounding yourself with positivity can really help you to develop a healthy relationship with your body. With the help of this page, I’ve compiled a list of some great body love resources, both on and off tumblr. Please feel free to add your favourites!
She bought Bridget’s Diet Cookbook, a 1972 gem described by the vintage seller as a “Humorous Semi-Nude 1972 Fat Acceptance ‘Health & Exercise’ Send-up - Camp / Kitsch Humor turned Fetish Collectible”! [Photos above from the Etsy listing.]
Tonight I went on an internet safari in search of more information about Bridget. I found this interview from Dimensions Magazine, in which she (real name Dawn McDowell) discusses NAAFA, fat acceptance, and navigating dating as a fat nude model. I guess the books were meant to be a joke, but they ended up selling millions!
I love learning about these sort of unintentional contributions to body positivity. And even though it’s somewhat triggery as a diet cookbook, the tongue-in-cheek content alongside the lovely photos of Bridget/Dawn are a rather wonderful thing.