Body of Hope
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Body of Hope

I Don’t Need Your Obesity PSA. Or Your Fat Joke.

Our continued othering of fat people is getting old.

I don’t know why I am surprised by this. I shouldn’t be — I’ve been the subject of fat jokes and the receiver of diet and exercise advice since the fifth grade. And yet here I am, 32 years old and surprised.



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Melissa Boles

she/her. writer. storyteller. impatient optimist. greater fool. fat queer. @melloftheball.