Beautiful Words, pt. 13

“When you’re overweight, your body becomes a matter of public record in many respects. Your body is constantly and permanently on display. People project assumed narratives onto your body and are not at all interested in the truth of your body, whatever that truth may be.”

“What does it say about our culture that the desire for weight loss is considered a default feature of womanhood?”

“And then I think about how fucked up it is to promote the idea that our truest selves are thin women hiding in our fat bodies like imposters, usurpers, illegitimates.”

“When you’re fat, no one will pay attention to disordered eating or they will look the other way or they will look right through you. You get to hide in plain sight.”

“I didn’t think anyone in my life would ever care about my truth so long as I was dealing with my body by any means necessary.”

“The bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.”

“I’ve been thinking a lot about feeling comfortable in one’s body and what a luxury that must be.”

All quotes are from Roxane Gay’s Hunger.

 

 

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