How one woman is challenging body shamers with a Girl Scout badge
Many of us did a Girl Scout-ing stint back in the day, and we have hardcore nostalgia for the camping trips, mouthfuls of ‘smores, and, of course, our sash chock-full of merit badges. We thought we had left badges back in our elementary/middle school days, but one body positivity superhero is bringing badges back for adults in the best way.
As Mic reports, self-described “fat activist” Stacy Bias was one of the many, many people who was upset by the Nicole Arbour’s”Dear Fat People,” the controversial viral video in which Arbour mocked those who weigh more than she does.
“I thought, ‘Wow. This is super abusive,'” Bias told Mic. “I started thinking about people who weren’t going to [be able to] stop subjecting themselves to it and were going to sit through that whole thing and to internalize all those messages. I woke up the next morning and said to myself, ‘I should get a merit badge for not flying to Canada and sitting on her.'”