In case you missed it on the MftBG Facebook page or anywhere else it’s shown up, may I be the first to introduce you to Meghan Tonjes, creator of Project Lifesize (which I seriously wish had been around when I was but a dewy young maid).
Fat Hate still exists, boy howdy does it. I’m not even sure it’s going to get better any time soon. It’s systemic and pervasive and there’s a whole hell of a lot of marketing dollars dedicated to the pursuit of our continued self-loathing.
Yes, I know it’s exhausting, this constant battling for the privilege of being treated like a real person with feelings and worth and all that wacky stuff only thin white people in a certain tax bracket are endowed with from birth, and I’m saying that as someone who lucked out in every way except for my dress size. It’s frustrating when the same people who march in protests to defend our right to have something taken OUT of our bodies are the same ones who feel entitled to have a say in what goes IN it.
Meghan’s vlog is refreshing and powerful and wry. Nowhere do you see a victim; just another tired, ticked-off, slightly incredulous crusader in the seemingly endless fight for humane treatment of humans, even the fat ones.