It's always bizarre for me to get feedback about my writing.
I recently received an email from somebody at a little known ABC news show called Nightline, letting me know about an upcoming debate they will be hosting in NYC about size acceptance. Coming from my blog, and after having read my post "In Defense of the Skinny Girl", they figured I'd be interested in it. The topic of the debate is "Is It Ok To Be Fat?" - clearly she got the impression that I'm of the strong opinion that it's not (which maaaaaaaaaaaay or may not be correct)...
Anyway, I'm a total asshole and didn't read the email thoroughly when I got it two weeks ago, so I missed the live debate. Which is a shame because I love watching people go at it...especially when it comes to issues surrounding weight and obesity. The debate is moderated by Nightline anchor Cynthia McFadden, and facing off will be:
-Crystal Renn - uber successful plus-size model (and author of “Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves”)
-Marianne Kirby, co-author of “Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere”
-MeMe Roth - president of National Action Against Obesity
-Kim Bensen - author of “Finally Thin.”
Renn and Kirby advocate against constant dieting and contend that you don’t have to be thin to be healthy, while Roth and Bensen advocate against an obese America and believe in the importance of a responsible diet. I believe that I missed a great show and I'm a loser for that.
Luckily, you don't have to be at the live thing to feel the heat, the debate airs Monday, Feb 22 on ABC.
Lessons learned here:
1) Have an opinion and take a stance. It might get you more recognition than you were expecting.
2) Read your emails from top to bottom and don't be a skeptical asshole, for it will only do more harm than good.