When it comes to body positivity & fat, people usually sit in two camps. 1 in support of fat people loving their bodies completely. These people they promote & celebrate fat people & their bodies. They also realise that to truly be body positive that is a must. Or 2 are people who don't support fat people in body positivity. This may be because of their internalised fat phobia, their misunderstood & confused ideas about health, as well as their lack of education about body positivity. I think in the community there is a huge mix up between self love, confidence, body image & body positivity. Intrinsically body positivity is a political movement wanting to disable, fight to end stigmas as well as the oppressive systems of beauty in our society. Particularly around marginalised bodies. Fat bodies are marginalised bodies, why? Well our society perceives & interacts with fat bodies in a specific mostly negative way. This is demonstrated in various oppressive structures, as well as stereotypes & micro/macro aggressions. Point blank society doesn't like fat bodies particularly women's fat bodies. For fat women body positivity is more than a hashtag, or being able to finally love their own bodies but it is about a political statement. It is bigger than a personalised version of self love & while it encompasses confidence in one self & celebrating ones body - fat people are at bigger risk of harm, hate and persecution than those smaller than them. This also changes and can become even more difficult when apart of another marginalised group such as fat women of colour. Any person that works against or in favour of putting down, continually questioning & asking fat people to jump through more hoops than their thinner counterparts is reinforcing the oppressive culture we currently have. So while 'Yaas Girls' are fine & dandy, a clear supportive CONTINUAL engagement & celebration of fat bodies needs to be a priority in this community. As it works to enable more freedom & less constraints on ALL bodies. Remember intersectionality is also important. So if you're only following fat white people or able bodied white people etc. Are you really in support of ALL fat bodies?