As I thought about this post, I thought, “How do I write a post title that isn’t like, all about being naked at a Korean Spa, because it’s about so much more than being naked? The heated Himalayan Salt room with burlap sacks sent me over the edge, and like that, my groupon was purchased, my anxiety was amping up, and I had a date for a Friday night Korean Spa adventure with Jenny.
I have every right to exist in my body as it is and I don’t owe the world a body that fits in a restaurant booth.The same goes for people who desire or require accommodations due to physical or mental illness, disability or any other reason.I think that one massive problem is that we’ve been told that asking for accommodations is asking for some kind of favor or special treatment above and beyond what everyone else gets.Also, as fat people, we are told that we are responsible for our fatness and therefore should simply get thin so that we don’t need the accommodations.Asking a business for an accommodation is not asking them for special treatment.
George was candid about his weight and concerned that I was up to the task.
She said things went downhill on Monday after the salon manager gave her the bill for her manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch. “She broke it down, then told me she charged me more because I was overweight.” Fonville said she couldn’t believe what was happening and recounted the experience with Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips. That’s discrimination because of my weight,” said Fonville. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and crtified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition.
“Do you think that’s fair when we take [for manicure and pedicure] and we have to pay ,500? Being a “protected class” basically means one cannot discriminate against another based on those qualities. Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise.
I had a weekly client who was under 5 feet tall and weighed more than 300 pounds.
In massage school, I practiced on a friend who was also around 300 pounds.
My journey to health the past few years has gleefully invited pampering into my life. Luckily, we laughed about it, decided our eyes would stay up, and chose to adopt the aforementioned European attitude.