Am I cranky about another high-profile narrative in which being fat is depicted as ostensibly one of the worst things ever, a narrative that I and others like me must then fight against even harder to ensure our own experiences and voices are heard and not erased and replaced with the comfortable, sweeping assumptions that we all suffer identical horrors and pain as a result of our shared fatness? Yeah, if I’m real honest, I am cranky about that. That doesn’t mean I get to question her choice. That doesn’t mean I get to suggest she should have made a different one.
Full article by Lesley Kinzel via Medium here.