Hey. Hi. It’s been kinda quiet around here for the last week. I’m sorry about disappearing like that. But we need to talk.
I started this project with some personal goals. I wanted to do some thinking about fat acceptance and feminism, wanted to push myself to get out there and do some dating and I wanted to give myself a space to write. But, as I’ve said before, in writing the blog I’ve found a community that I’m really glad to be a part of – and I feel like, in a small way, I’m doing something that’s important. I’m proud to try to represent the life of a single fat woman. I want other fat women to read the blog and feel like somebody else gets it. I want unfat folks to read the blog and get at least a smidgen of a glimpse into what life’s like for us.
Anyway, and I think this is called burying the lede: I’m about to make a big life change, I can’t focus on dating as much as I meant to when I started the blog and I want to recruit some more Fat Girls Dating to write here. I’m not going to shut down the blog, but if I’m not going to be so much a Fat Girl on a Date as a Fat Girl Getting Ready to Move I’m going to need some help.
So, a couple of women are working on guest posts. Those will be coming soon. I’m going to keep up writing about the stuff that’s on my mind and, hey, if I happen to get a date in here or there? Trust me, I’ll write about it. But I’d love to have more. Got a story to tell? Want to chronicle your own dating life? Drop me a line in the comments or email at fatgirlonadate at gmail dot com.
(As for me, I’m moving from Minnesota to Pennsylvania in a couple of months. I’ve quit my job and I’m taking what amounts to a nine-month structured sabbatical to figure out what I want to do next. So I’m not eager to meet someone here – and once I’m there, I’m going to be living a pretty inward-looking life. Not sure I’ll have much chance to meet men. And who knows where I’ll go after that?)