Thursday, November 1, 2012

There's Only One Thing To Do When The Internet Calls You Fat

Lindy West at Back Fence PDX from Back Fence PDX on Vimeo.

Lindy West is a hilarious, smart, beautiful, and powerful writer... and speaker, as it turns out. She blogs at Jezebel and in this talk she recounts a series of events that came about when the Internet discovered that she is fat.

It's a very powerful story of insecurity, courage, empathy, redemption, and good humor. I very highly recommend it.

[just a heads up, there is some crude language in a few spots, but the overall message is stunningly Christlike so... don't worry about it.]

What do you think?


  1. Good for her!! What a beautiful woman. I just really cannot believe how horrible people can be to each other. But I really admire her for her courage and ability to rise above the cruelty of others! What an amazing example!!!

  2. Fabulous. Good for her to take the higher road. It is so hard to do sometimes. There are so many sad people in this world that cover it by being mean to others. It just makes it worse for everyone. Thanks so much for posting!

  3. Fantastic. Something for us all to remember, no matter our particular albatross.