Being fat in this culture is SUCH a mindfuck. I just googled “fat is beautiful” in image search and mostly came back with memes that said, “fat isn’t beautiful because it’s unhealthy” or some variation of that. Wow. So, fat doesn’t equal unhealthy any more than thin equals healthy, and even if someone is fat and unhealthy, does that automatically mean they are subject to shame, harassment, and abuse? No one does that to thin unhealthy people. I’m so tired of always having to defend my existence even when I’m just going about my business living my best life. It’s enough to drive a person mad. When I got done with my laps and got into the hot tub, this middle aged huite lady in the tub exclaimed, “wow, you’re so tall for a woman!” I am not that damn tall, I used to be 5’10” but spinal problems have caused me to shrink and im now 5’8.75” which ain’t that tall. If I was 6’ or over, maaaaaybe she wouldn’t be an asshole for saying that, maybe. What she wanted to say was big, fat, huge, whatever. I have experiences like that at the gym almost daily, i try my best to ignore most of them but somedays it’s really hard not to just snap at someone. But of course if I do, im the big, scary, mean black girl. Whatever. It’s already enough that I am surrounded by fatphobic healthcare providers in my field and natural medicine in general, listening to that shit from randoms gets old af. Also, im so sick and tired of seeing thin women refer to themselves as fat or fatty cuz they like to eat a lot or eat like crap. That shit is fatphobic garbage, and if you do it you’re a grade A asshole who doesn’t gaf about being a decent person and creating a world that’s safe for everyone. Today everyone can catch these hands cuz im sick and tired...fat women, eat what you want and do you and Fuck what anyone says. #fuckyourfatphobia #fatpeoplearepeople #fatpeoplearehealthytoo #fatpeopleworkout #fatpeopleproblems #fatpeoplearentyourpunchingbags #stopcallingyourselffat
if you ain’t! I own my fatness, but you skinny chicks do not get to call yourselves fat then go out in the world then with all the privileges that come with that. Gtfoh, ugh.