You can’t say no one ever told you how.

Image for post
Image for post
Credit: veggiedoodlesoup


This Is Us

We lose our childhoods in a million different ways

Image for post
Image for post
Credit: The Author


It’s a special case study in how public health authorities do harm.

Image for post
Image for post
Source: NYC Department of Health


I didn’t know how bad things were until I did.

Image for post
Image for post
Source: The Author


Sometimes, the best way to honor someone is to go against tradition.

Image for post
Image for post
Source: The Author

Stop calling healthcare workers “heroes”. Too many of us have gone unsaved.

Image for post
Image for post
Credit: Mike Luckovich


While you celebrate the new administration, so many of us are still waiting. It is cruel, but usual punishment.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo: Unsplash


Clothes are about more than just feeling good, white feminists

Image for post
Image for post
Credit: the very cool Body Liberation Photos with Lindley Ashline


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.

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


Image for post
Image for post
Source: Unsplash

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

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store