We need to talk about what’s happening on the @ireland twitter account
Each week a different person who lives in Ireland takes over the account. This week it’s Michelle Marie, a blogger and black plus-size model.
Within hours of taking over the account, Marie was beset by trolls mocking her weight and race.
First she brilliantly addressed the fat shaming:
Then she responded (as graciously as she could) to the racism:
Thankfully, many have spoken out in support of Michelle.
But the hate just kept coming and clearly it had taken its toll. Michelle wrote a heartbreaking yet powerful statement to all the haters.