HangryHippo: Where hunger, anger, media consumption, and satire meet for a snack!
Along with daily musings on the absolutely astounding amount of focus and information about weight bombarding us constantly, this blog will also include features near and dear to the heart and stomach.
The goal for HangryHippo is to highlight the hypocrisy and ridiculousness of the ways that the media and weight loss industries deal with weight issues. I do not to offend any individuals or specific groups of people, but to take on an industry which is largely self-serving FOR PROFIT and trivializes essential issues. I have noticed in my perusal of other sites, that a lot of overweight hate is being spewed, especially in the comments section. None of that will be tolerated here. This is a space for satire and absurdity, not for bigotry and misinformed judgments.
For more information on my “Mission,” please see this post.
As for me as the creator and author of this absurdist enterprise that is HangryHippo, weight has been an issue that has played many roles in my life and that I have a complicated and multifaceted relationship with, as so many do. After years of failing at diets and weight loss programs, and then working in the diet and weight loss industry, I have realized that ABOVE ALL my main priority is to be healthy, in body, mind, and spirit, and to not allow my weight to govern my life. I am very proud of much of the work I have done in my journey of continuing to become a truly healthy individual, and look forward to sharing that with you. But my main focus will not be on myself. My main role will be as observer, journalist, and satirist, and while I do intend to include health oriented information, posts, and links, there will be much lampooning of this billion dollar “weight-loss” industry which seems to just be keeping people overweight and unhappy.
Please do comment and contact me as often as possible–I would be elated to hear from any and all readers and include you in this daring adventure of sitting at my computer and satirizing the weight loss industry!