Saturday, May 6th marks International No Diet Day, and while not everyone may know about it, you should spread the word.

Started in 1992 by British feminist Mary Young, International No Diet Day has taken on diet culture and body shaming — in all its shapes and forms — to showcase to everyone worldwide that weight and size stigma happens each and every day.

It’s hard to live as a fat person in the world when you’re dealing with harmful and hurtful comments on a day-to-day basis. Society purports to teach us that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it feels like that doesn’t apply to fat people.

Read the full article here (I’m quoted!).