How I Learned to Embrace Calling Myself Fat (Samhita Mukhopadhyay)
Accepting that I am fat gave me the space to consider what care would look like for myself outside of the confining walls of self-hatred. Carving out a space that is rooted in dignity, in believing you deserve better and you deserve to be cared for. It’s recognizing that the world is horrible to fat people: openly discriminatory, hostile even, and understanding that you do not deserve that treatment. It’s understanding that everyone has internalized these toxic views of thinness and it impacts their behavior. It’s giving yourself a break from the pressure to feed into everyone else’s ideas of what your body should look like.