Made in response to this little gem:
Oh, hullo! This jumped from 50 to over 1,000 notes in like 3 days!
I’m actually (pleasantly) surprised there are only a handful of negative comments. Most of those tend to be of the “no, sorry, fat = unhealthy” variety.
Full disclosure here, I am fat and I am not all that healthy. Though the majority of my diet now consists of fruits/veggies, legumes & whole grains, I’ve only been eating this way for about a year or so. That’s nearly 30 years of eating junk and yo-yo dieting to overcome. I’m also incredibly sedentary and have chronic illnesses that have been exacerbated by my lifestyle choices. I feel much healthier than I did a year ago, but health is an ongoing process. I have my ups and downs, and I’ve got miles to go before I sleep. HOWWWWWWWWWEVER.
I am not all fat people. OBVIOUSLY.
The bottom line is that you CAN’T know how someone treats their body simply by looking at them. And if you think you can, you have either been brainwashed by the health and weight loss industries (which, wake up, are both basically run by the food multinationals and agribusiness who ensure their continued profits by keeping us confused and beholden to their whims) or are sporting serious delusions of omniscience. Either way, I feel sorry for you.
And the “well I’ve never seen it so it can’t be true” mentality? GTFO with that, y’all. This is the 21st fucking century. The universe is a mind-boggling enormous place filled with complexities we only begin to understand. Your personal perceptions and life experiences don’t speak for the whole of anything, and certainly not for humanity.
If you think that in the whole of humanity there are no healthy fat people and no unhealthy thin people, do the world a favor and educate yourself. And if you think your perceived notions of health are just cause to bully and shame others, or if you think fat people owe the world any explanation or justification for their bodies, I’m gonna need you to get all the way the fuck out and not come back until you’ve learned how to be a decent human being.
With all that said—it gives me happies that the haters seem to be overwhelmingly in the minority on this one. So, thanks to everyone for all the likes and reblogs!
And to all my new followers—welcome!!!