The Politics of “I’m Fat”

New Medium article! Some thoughts on how a simple adjective became demonized, and a soft reclamation of “fat” as a description of self. 

Why do we hate the word “fat” so much? Why can’t I describe my own body accurately without someone jumping in to tell me I’m “not fat?” This is the cognitive dissonance: fat, despite what we are trained to believe, isn’t bad. It isn’t an insult. It’s a feature. That’s it.

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Published by E.E.W. Christman

Professional hack. Weird queer gaming nerd. Writer.

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