i spent so much time in body positivity trying to convince thin women body positivity isn’t ‘skinny shaming’ and that all bodies, thin and fat, healthy and unhealthy can participate in body positivity. i spent so much time explaining that body positivity means there is no wrong body, and that people can live without the shame and toxicity diet culture has brought into our lives.
now i spend all my time defending the fact that my fat, disabled body DOES belong in body positivity. body positivity does not center around size. thin bodies are not prizes. body positivity does not center around health. healthy bodies are not morally virtuous.if i get one more comment ‘i’m all about body positivity but it isn’t okay to be obese’ or ‘i’m all for loving yourself but you’re unhealthy’ or 'you shouldn’t be proud of being unhealthy’ i may implode. Such ignorance, fatphobia, and ableism.