I’m not apologising for my body any longer

Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash

I’m fat and I’m a fat shamer. This ends now.

For a long time I thought I was body positive, celebrating large bodies, being proud of putting my own body out there, taking up space and owning it. I’ve written about being a fat burlesque performer, and the joy I get when plus size audience members tell me my performance made them feel empowered; that it was the first time they’d seen a body…