An Observation

[Content Note: Fat bias.]

My perspective and lived experience are profoundly (though not uniquely) defined by being a fat person.

It's not because of my actual fatness, though: Although this is not true for every fat person, there are very few things I physically cannot do because I am fat.

It's because of fat bias, and the many limitations that are placed on me and the judgments levied against me because I am fat.

My fat itself does not negatively affect my life. Fat bias, on the other hand, does. A lot.

So it's interesting when people assert that fat isn't an axis of oppression, given that all the reasons being a fat person is a core part of my identity are externally drawn.

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