What It Really Says

The Quiet Harm of #TransformationTuesday (YrFatFriend)

It is impossible to celebrate what’s changed without deriding what came before it. The contrast of a body like mine is necessary to celebrate a body like his. My body, forever presumed a before, is a necessary counterpoint, a categorical failure that defines the lauded success of thinness.

It tells me that while you may intellectually agree with the politics of body positivity and fat acceptance, you keep them at arm’s length, still clinging to your hatred of your own body, and your desperate hope that being a different size will make you a different person.

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