Fatphobia is everywhere…

To anyone who watched the ITVBe show mummy diaries, I’m sorry you had to witness such ignorant hate against plus size models and people in general.

Especially from someone with a clothing line that includes plus sizes, is modelled by plus size models, and earns money from the very community they’re so against.

As we see year after year with Pride Month and Mental Health Day, there are many companies and individuals so willing to jump on the inclusivity bandwagon for the sake of profit. Inclusivity is the new black – but when it comes down to it, most of these money makers have zero interest in the lives, success and worth of anyone whose ever been marginalised.

That’s why fat people like myself still post pictures of us unapologetically loving our bodies, why we fight and debate and campaign endlessly. We’re not a trend that you can dip into when you need to look philanthropic and line your pockets just for you to turn around and spout off some ‘promoting obesity’ bullshit.

Fat people exist and are fat for many reasons, and those who buy into crap like ‘eat less, move more’ do not understand the complexity of the human body and the vast array of things that can happen to it for many *many* reasons.

The fact that the disgusting message about plus size people was going on while talking about cancer and the importance of breast checks is deplorable and deeply disappointing.

All bodies are good bodies, but unfortunately not all people are good people.

#bopowarrior

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You’re not worried about your fat friend’s health, you just don’t want them to feel empowered

Let’s face it. We’ve all done it, even if it’s just once. We’ve looked at someone and thought “At least I’m not THAT big.”

Well, hey. *Waves* I’m your big friend and I’ve been playing that role for the majority of my life, supplying you with the security that it’s ok you couldn’t fit into your size ten jeans this morning, because at least you’re not as big as me. And that makes you feel better, right? Of course it does.

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Chubby Chick On Holiday: Being Body Positive In The Sun

It’s strange. The one place where having shitty mental health has actually helped me is self image. What others think of me aesthetically has become less and less important as I try to fix the way I see the kind of person I am.

I’m fat. I’ve always been fat and I will probably always be fat. ‘Fat’ is not a terrible word to me and I can happily and confidently say that I would rather be fat and me than thin and anyone else.

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