Friend of Marilyn

*Fatlicious

An introduction June 5, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — cjpause @ 4:53 am

I am a fat activist and I am a feminist.

I am a fat activist and a proud fat woman.

I am a fat activist and my body is none of your business.

I am a fat activist because I am surrounded by fat phobia and fat hatred.

I am a fat activist and I believe that a world without fat people would be a very sad place.

I am a fat activist and I embrace my body. Every. Single. Pound of it.

I am a fat activist because the alternative is self-loathing, doubt, and shame.

I am a fat activist and I speak up when those around me make a fat phobic comment.

I am a fat activist and this drives my Fat Studies scholarship.

I am a fat activist because fat shaming is never okay.

I am a fat activist and this reinforces my self-esteem.

I am a fat activist and this may make my family and friends uncomfortable.

I am a fat activist because #thingsfatpeoplearetold.

I am a fat activist and I have much to learn.

I am a fat activist who is out of the fat closet.

I am a fat activist and I am not going back in.

I am a fat activist because the size of my body tells you nothing about my intelligence, self-esteem, or will power.

I am a fat activist and I believe in celebrating diversity of body size.

I am a fat activist and conversations about power and privilege are part of my academic discourse.

I am a fat activist because I deserve the same rights and dignity as everyone else.

I am a fat activist and I allow my body to be what it is.

I am a fat activist who is inspired by the women who walk beside me.

I am a fat activist and I have much to share.

I am a fat activist because neither concern trolling nor hate trolling can silence my voice.

I am a fat activist who is surrounded by messages that my fat body is shameful.

I am a fat activist who is reminded that I am deviant for accepting and embracing it.

I am a fat activist and I appreciate that my fat body is not acceptable within patriarchal capitalism.

I am a fat activist because the size of my body is not a proxy for my physical or mental health.

I am a fat activist and I make mistakes.

I am a fat activist and people I love demonstrate fat phobia through anti-fat comments and dieting conversation.

I am a fat activist and your body and choices are none of my business.

I am a fat activist who owes much to the women who have come before me.

I am a fat activist because my fatness tells you nothing about my sexual orientation or relationship status.

I am a fat activist who has experienced fat phobia on the street and in the bedroom.

I am a fat activist and I am not alone in being called ‘Fat Fuck’ or ‘Fat Bitch’ by total strangers, and by people I love.

I am a fat activist and I reject that my body is any of your business.

I am a fat activist and I want to see fat bodies represented in positive, and casual, ways.

I am a fat activist because I have the right to lead a life free of shame, regardless of why I am fat.

I am a white, female, heterosexual, corporate class, able bodied, fat activist.

I am a fat activist because the personal is political.

I am a fat activist and I am awesome, accomplished, attractive, abundant, amazing,

and all that I need to be.