What Happens If We Let Fat People Be Happy?
Posted on March 17, 2015
Imagine this: A woman tells a story on her personal blog about how she learned to stop hating her body. She writes of the journey that took her out of self-loathing and into self-confidence.
She gives her readers helpful advice about not comparing themselves negatively to others, and she talks candidly about how hard it was for her to learn to see herself as beautiful, but how wonderful it was when she finally got there.
It’s a story that, at face value, many people would celebrate. Everyone loves a good, body-positive message, right?
That is, of course, if the woman who writes the story is relatively thin.
If she’s fat, though? Well then, what right does she have to write about loving her body?