foolish mistakes, but whatever, they are all mine.
Mostly-cis, fat ,middle aged, bisexual, disabled, white femme. My hobby is seeing how many years I can add to my collection before I die.
Posting will be random but may contain fat acceptance, wool, and cats, lagomorphs and corvids in no particular order. Posting may also be sporadic as I have ME/CFS and a bunch of other stuff that makes me tired and some times crabby.
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I will not censor myself.
I will not shrink to make room for you.
I will not hide my anger for you.
I will not behave myself for you.
I will not put your needs in front of my own.
I will not bite my tongue about issues that matter to me.
I will not define myself by you.
I will not thank you for treating me with the respect I deserve.
I will not stay silent.
I will not beg for your approval or permission.
I will not smile for you.
I will not tailor my life to yours to make you feel wanted.
I will not set fire to myself to keep you warm.
Does this make you uncomfortable?
I deserve to exist.
My body is valid.
I think it to myself or say it quietly under my breath like a prayer.
I say it sharply coupled with a “fuck you” at strangers snickering at me on the bus or on the Internet.
On really difficult days when I think my body is a worthless sack of shit (there are those days; there are rough days in any relationship), I force myself to admit that I’m worthy.
I stand in front of the mirror and look at my body and say it aloud until I believe it.
Read the rest of my piece here.
"The truth is inescapable: fat people are being shamed, stigmatized, oppressed and scapegoated for profit and political cover.
For the record:
Yes, the fashion industry, the media and the internet are part of the problem but all three of those are funded by our time, money and energy so ending this war starts with us and it’s not hard to participate.”