I’m a woman, I’m Fat and I’m black.
I speak out on all of those things, but last week when I used the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, I was shaken when my “body positive” fans demanded an apology and threatened to unfollow me.
For me being body positive includes all parts of my body including my skin.
If you are ready to stand in solidarity for large bodies, but not black bodies we have a serious problem.
I can’t believe I have to say this…
I’m not here to explain to you why I say #BlackLivesMatter, you can read about that here.
If you have ever felt discriminated because of your size; forced to shop in basements, found it hard to get a job… or a date even. Then you know a tiny fraction of what those of us with brown skin are dealing with. Of course being irritated about lack of clothing options and dates is a walk in the park compared to fearing for you life.
If you’re passionate about Fat Activism and Body Positivity, but have an issue with “Black Lives Matter”, I don’t know if I can change your mind, but I can explain more to you about my experiences.
If you’re open minded and would like to understand why I feel the way I do, here are two stories that may help.
To learn what it’s like being Black Person Around White People and Feeling Uncomfortable, Click Here.