Quite beautifully written; I wasn’t expecting the turn near the end when the acceptance and grief ‘hit’, but the kind of relief and ability to live that came afterward was really eye-opening. Thank you for putting a lot of intelligence and thought into something so supposedly shameful.
I love how this narrative unpacks the intense bullshit that the subject has to deal with on the way to and after self-acceptance instead of just jumping right into liberation and empowerment. Both deserve time and exploration, I think. Great read.
I’ve been asking you to be more considerate of what you do & don’t say to me. But this conversation doesn’t end there. Today, I’m asking you to examine and question the ways in which the world is set up to shame and exclude fat people. To make us…