What I didn’t realize then – and understand better now – is that when fat shaming my own body, and my body is smaller than someone else’s, I’m also shaming their body, even if that’s not my intention. Impact of actions almost always trumps intent.
Tag: human rights
“The fact that nobody looked like me became my strength.” The powerful words by the Body Confidence Canada Award recipient Abby Green resonated, vibrating deep in my chest. As a fat woman for most of my adult life, the media messages and visuals that I was constantly bombarded with did not include fat women –
We need to stop asking people to take all the responsibility to just love themselves while not acknowledging the culturally imposed barriers to self-love. Our culture is preoccupied with weight to such a degree that one’s health, morals, character and intelligence are all presumed to be lacking if you live in an abundant body.