I got Pedro'd!
Being Pedro'd has been a longtime ambition of mine, friend!
Pedro Fins, an Australia-based fictional character or something (but I secretly am pretty sure he's a kiwi and you know about my love of kiwis and Aotearoa, my 3rd home, ghurl!), animates social media updates and tonight he animated mine!
My Facebook post - "I need more me time than I had originally thought" - was inspired by my increasing commitment to self-care and the realization that as much as I luuuurve a completely filled social calendar with multiple friend dates, zoo visits, beach blanket selfies sessions, and romps with cute boys stacked right atop the other (titter) I actually need down time just for me to recoup, recenter, and remind myself that whatever is happening it's just the hypochondria talking, darling!
So, thank you, Pedro, for immemorializing this sentiment <3
Find Pedro online at www.pedrofins.net
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Virgie Tovar, MA is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp (a 4 week online course focused on helping people break up with diet culture) and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012). She writes about the intersections of size, identity, sexuality and politics. See more updates on Facebook.