This is so fucking important. SO important. It's frankly embarrassing to see how many people in the ED and body acceptance communities fail to recognize, acknowledge, and accept their privilege. Having a singular fat roll and posting photos of yourself hunched over while humorously pointing to it is not body acceptance. It is a misuse of your platform and a failure to be inclusive and cognizant of the marginalized bodies that are often overlooked and maligned. It's critical that we use our voices and our visibility appropriately and thoughtfully, because not doing so presents a view of body acceptance that is narrow and not intersectional.
Shout out to @fyeahmfabello for being A+ 👍
Repost @fyeahmfabello Maybe you’ve heard that 28 (known) trans people were murdered in 2017. 😔 But did you know how many of them were of color? 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 Trans women of color in particular are susceptible to this kind of violence, often at the hands of cis men. 💁🏾♀️ These staggering numbers are the result of body oppression – at multiple intersections. 🖇 But how many of us who do “body acceptance” work to “empower women” are addressing this blatant violation of bodily autonomy? 🦗 Mainstream body acceptance movements focus too narrowly – on young, thin, white, cis, able, conventionally attractive women who hate their cellulite. 🙅🏻♀️ It’s unacceptable – and we have to stop. Those of us who fit that description need to use our platforms differently. ✨ So I’m practicing what I preach and talking about it in my January newsletter, out tomorrow (today for Patreon patrons!). 💻 Subscribe here: melissafabello.com/beautyschool