Let's Talk about Thin PrivilegeI didn't write this, I am just sharing this article.
I am five-foot-four, 125 pounds.
My measurements are 36-28-38.
I wear size medium shirts, size seven jeans, and (in case you were wondering) size eight shoes.
I have never walked into a clothing store unable to find items in my size.
I have never been asked to pay more for a seat on an airplane.
I have never had someone dismiss me as a dating prospect based on my body type, nor had someone scoff, openly, while watching me eat French fries in public.
I have never experienced a doctor dismissing my concerns with a “lose weight, feel great!”remedy.
And I can open an article with my measurements without fear of judgment.
I walk through this world as a thin person.
And as such, I have never experienced fat discrimination.
That said, I want you to know two things:
1. I am writing this article from a privileged perspective; and
2. I am not here to damn, guilt, or em
''My deviantART Story'' (more so a thank you)First, a quick update (on my book)!
Hullo everyone! Sorry I faded out for a bit there; I've been heavily focused on getting work done for my book this past month, and I've enjoyed every moment of it!
Not sure how coherently this information was ever put across, but my initial plan was to complete the manuscript in six months starting from the beginning of the year, but because of the way things happened I never actually got started. Everything has fallen into place now, however, and what I'm actually doing is writing the entire thing in a couple months! It actually works better for me this way and has been going very well; I'm excited to talk about the experience once it's over, and may even create a writing resource for others based on this, depending.
Anyway, thank you for all the kind messages on my last journal! I was honestly blown away! I'll be replying to them right now. (Er, next morning. I'm tired. Yes it's only 8PM. Well, closer to 9. Well actually 9.)