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

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This Is Us

We lose our childhoods in a million different ways

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At least pretend like our deaths matter to you.

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

Source: NYC Department of Health


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

Source: The Author


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

Source: The Author


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

Credit: Mike Luckovich


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

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Clothes are about more than just feeling good, white feminists

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.

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

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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