Haha thanks! It’s really not that hard to just be like, considerate, so it feels weird to me to be taking compliments for doing something that should just be second nature. It’s a shame that some people can’t just shut the fuck up and stop making it all about themselves and their pride when it’s not even about them, at all.
Even when people come at me in anger for not being more inclusive or for slipping up and using an offensive term, of course it hits me on a personal level at first, but then I take a step back to understand where that rage comes from and that it’s totally valid. It’s frustration. It’s what happens when the oppressed party decides to stop sitting idly by while their voices, perspectives, and experiences are underrepresented or consistently erased.
While I am privileged in so many ways, I have been on the raging critical side as a fat woman. I understand where that kind of frustration comes from. And I encourage everyone to speak out, all the time, ever, in whatever tone they feel they need to utilize in order to get their point across. It is honest, and it is the best thing. :)