You Don’t Have To Love Your Body

The Establishment
Mar 17, 2016 · 5 min read

By Ijeoma Oluo

When it’s only us in the room, only fat women, someone might quietly say, like a guilty confession:

“I’m trying really hard to love my body, but . . . I just can’t.”

And we look at her and nod with sympathy and provide encouraging words like, “You’ll get there! You’re beautiful and deserve to feel beautiful.”