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Dani Adriana is a 26 year old fat activist from Far North Queensland, Australia. From a young age Danielle suffered through eating disorders, excessive exercise addictions, depression, horrendous body image and anxiety.
Her content initially started on Instagram in 2013 during her initial stages of eating disorder recovery. She created a supportive community in response to the easily accessible pro-eating disorder content found online.
Since 2013 Dani has expanded her content online to include magical things like fat activism, self care and body positivity. She also aims to spread awareness about the overly stigmatized world of mental illness specifically eating disorders and anxiety.
Body Reconnect Tour
A 5 day photo series called #FATANDLOVED which aims to show the experience of having my body loved by my partner. Not because I am fat & not in a way that fetishises my body. This 5 day photo series aims to celebrate body diversity in couples with fat partners & explores what it means to be fat & in love. To challenge the assumptions that people make & to unravel the way cis-men are often labelled heroes for giving fat womxn the time of day.
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#FatandFrienship Day 5 Series
Loud Bodies Dress
Curvy Beach Bikini
#FatandEating Day 4 Series
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Latest Blog Posts
‘Dani, Help my friend keeps triggering me by always counting calories around me!’ Ask Dani Column #1
‘Dear Dani, My friend keeps triggering me by always counting calories around me. She also weighs herself in front of me at the gym. My hospitalization for anorexia was four years ago but she triggers me and it’s hard to know what to do. How do I respect her choices and mind my own business while still protecting myself?’ From Trying but Triggered.
They throw around the words health, self love, obesity, fat, glorify and role model. They want me to justify, explain and buy into societies belief that all fat people are the same. They want me to conform, they want me to be ‘caught out’, they want me to admit that I am unhappy, that they are right and that all fat people need ‘tough love’. Us fat people need to be told ‘LOSE WEIGHT! STOP EATING & EXERCISE’ because apparently we don’t do those things and/or less than if we don’t.
6 years on from creating @iamdaniadriana though I still wonder – Where are my fat eating disorder sufferers at? Because just like the spectrum of eating disorders, what eating disorder sufferers look like is as varied and different as any other mental illness sufferer. While anorexia and bulimia are still two of the most well-known and thought of disorders in society, the image accompanied with those disorders so often is still emaciated white teens.
While I don’t have the definitive answer to end fat trolling, the best come back for every situation or indeed how to effectively communicate the pain of being told to ‘Switch off’ when we deserve to still be included in online discourse here are 5 actions that won’t ease our pain BUT will perhaps be able to make you move through the very valid pain you feel and find your people.
Even so, as I took on the impending change of ‘Chooselifewarrior’ I went through plenty of emotions. The name itself has become to mean more than my eating disorder recovery, more than the years spent online making supportive environments for others and it became larger than my own personal meaning. It began to take on meaning for others. It began to form support groups, it began to be recognisable in our small community. It became a safe space from diet culture, a strong space of fat activism, a word that took on meaningful eating disorder recovery meanings for many more than just I.
A lot of people don’t understand that my first consult for Double Jaw Surgery was when I was 16 years old. It was a tricky time in my life as I was still very deep in the grip of my eating disorder. At that time overall I had many fears and apprehensions for this surgery. At 16 my Jaw Surgeon suggested the surgery because of my alignment but really the only reason for going through the surgery at that stage would of been cosmetically to fix my underbite. I was not having any issues with my jaw or health problems because of it.
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