Yesterday, the participants of the Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program, Etang and I had a blast making Yay! Scales® with fat activist, Marilyn Wann. Yay! Scales® are Marilyn’s brilliant invention. Instead of telling you about your relation to gravity on earth (your weight) the scale gives you wonderful affirmations like smart and cute. As you can see from the photos, the scales were off the chart beautiful. While we cut, pasted and played with all sorts of sparkly things (so much fun!) we also talked about the labels others use to diminish us, the health assumptions made about people of all sizes, and 101 recipes for the huge zucchini that I just picked from my garden. Yesterday was a lot of fun. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the photos.
You can see more photos from the Girls Raks Program at the Your Body Raks Facebook page. And come out this Saturday to support the Girls Raks participants at Hotter than July Bellydance Extravaganza, at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley.