EveryBODY deserves to be happy. Fat, thin, tall, short, abled, disabled, white, black, blue!
I’m a strong believer that if you’re a good person you deserve goodness in your life. If you’re an arsehole...well you’re an arsehole 💁🏼♀️
Top is from @elviclothing
❤❤❤❤ @darlingiknow - Do you ever get tired of existing in a world where your body is considered an antagonistic statement? As a fat person, I can’t do anything without a stranger inserting their unwarranted, and bigoted opinions. I recently abandoned my Tumblr account due to the amount of ignorance, fatphobia, and ableism thrown at me daily. I filtered my comments on IG because I couldn’t handle seeing another comment that starts “I’m all for loving yourself but...” The minute I disabled asks on my Tumblr, someone made an account on instagram specifically to send me hate. Then, hateful emails started coming in using an email client that provides you with a throwaway, anonymous email account. They hate me because I am fat and don’t hate myself. They hate me so much that they’ll go through the whole process of making fake emails and throwaway accounts to tell me how much they hate me.
Sometimes, I don’t want to exist politically. Sometimes I just want to post a photo of my makeup or my outfit like any other person without having to justify to someone my right to live in my body without ridicule. Sometimes, I don’t want to have to defend my right to wear clothes, eat, experience joy and love, and have an IG account. The truth of the matter is that all marginalized folks have a political existence. People don’t get to casually step out of race or orientation or ability or body politics when they are marginalized in those ways. Sometimes I wish I could step away from fatphobia and ableism but I am fat and disabled and as long as I live unapologetically and publicly, I can’t escape the politics surrounding those things. Then I remember that maybe, just maybe, my existing unapologetically might help the next generation of fat and disabled people be able to post a photo without 100 fatphobes’ and ableists’ blood boiling over.
So here is to the next generation of fat, disabled babes. I hope you get fewer hate comments. I hope you learn to love yourselves sooner in life than I did. I hope that people who argue with me in comments today might change enough to allow you a more peaceful existence.