Bubbly hot cocoa dreaming.
The pyramids of Giza, Egypt, 1870s, courtesy of the New York Public Library.
We get ice storms, which are sometimes photogenic as well as being a huge pain in the ass. This was one of the photogenic ones. Multiflora rose hips in ice.
chocolate dipped peanut-coated ice cream cones ©
Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?
And does that suck?
But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.
And that’s not the same for fat folk.
When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.
And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.
That’s thin privilege.
Sometimes I’m not sure if my cat is dead or just enjoying life.