I am fat. Like size 20/22 fat. And there is nothing I can wear to hide this fact.
So I’m always surprised when I see especially older women snicker about something I’ve worn. The internalised fatphobia of it all.
I was beach side and let me just say, a woman who happens to be fat, who wears what she wants seems to be a sight to behold. Especially if she is black. Cause I can tell you the white women don’t even get a glance. Meanwhile I’ll just be wearing a one piece swimming costume and there is an expectation that I should wear those ugly ones with a skirt or bikers. Yuck.
I really wish we’d all understand and deal with our fatphobia, internalised or otherwise so we can all live in peace without the side eyes and whispers. Heal beloved. Thanks.
I am the representation I needed when I was a kid. Hide for what? For who? Nonsense.