some of my fave snaps from the full beauty project
That’s me in the upper right with the polka dots! :) A lot of people are saying that what I’ve done is wrong because by my appearance I’m glorifying poor health and other arbitrary attributes that are assigned to people like me. This is said under the assumption that by looking at me you can tell how I eat, how I live, the state of my physical and mental health and what my future will be. I could go into a stream of apologetics for myself but I feel it strays from the larger issue here:
- Disablism - a set of assumptions (conscious or unconscious) and practices that promote the differential or unequal treatment of people because of actual or presumed disabilities.
I don’t think anyone’s health, be it physical or mental, should disqualify them from the right to exist, love, be loved and pursue happiness. I am 46 years old, healthy and well but even if I weren’t I refuse to wear a proverbial scarlet letter as if I owe it to society to simply disappear and live in perpetual shame. I would never expect that of anyone not because I’m blind to who they are but because it’s wrong
Keep on “Glorifying Obesity” by glorifying love for yourself and your parts. Health is not visible, nor is beauty at all times, but I see it in you and in all these women and it makes my heart happy.