A look at reactions to Gabourey Sidibe’s engagement reveal a frustrating, persisting reality: when good things happen to fat people, the world doesn’t know how to act.

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A compilation of comments under theshaderoom’s announcement of Gabourey Sidibe’s engagement.


This Is Us

My radical vision for the future does not include the violence that occurs within a hospital’s walls — or the hospital at all

Medical equipment on the background of group of health workers in the ICU.
Medical equipment on the background of group of health workers in the ICU.
Photo: sudok1/Getty Images


Clothes are about more than just feeling good, white feminists

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Credit: the very cool Body Liberation Photos with Lindley Ashline


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Source: Unsplash


Restrictive eating and forced weight loss were tools of control in the NXIVM’s sex cult ‘DOS’. I can’t say I’m surprised.

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Cover art to The Vow, a documentary series from HBO.


These white female dietitians have helped steal and monetize the body positive movement. And I’m sick of it.

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A censored image of an instagram post from a well-known “anti-diet dietitian’s” page. (Cred: Me)


Let’s be careful about how we define ‘progress’

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Eat for your health and the next generation. Illustration courtesy of the author


The threat COVID posed to my body was nothing in comparison to what it had already experienced.

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Finding sanctuary among the noise. (Created by the wonderful South Carolina-based artist Demetria. @thingsbydemetria on instagram)


It’s past time the academy reckons with its use of marginalized people for its own gain.

About

Marquisele Mercedes

Mikey is fine. PhDing in calamari city. Bronx girl writing about fat politics + the health industrial complex. Science is never objective. Twitter: @marquisele

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