the amount of space that white queer fat femme women take up drives me up the wall.
Sometimes the amount of space that white queer fat femme women take up drives me up the wall.
Like I get it, you are oppressed. No question there.
I’m not even upset at those white women I’m frustrated at the folks who make them tumblr famous when there are a lot more folks of color on here that are doing their thing and it’s all crickets.
And it’s like this overwhelming narrative of white fat women saying that they are claiming space and taking back their bodies and I just don’t get how more white folks saying hey look at me is really helping out anything that is possibly intersectional. I guess I am thinking of one blogger in particular with a large following that acts like they OWN this identity and community (referring to folks as their’s in a hierarchical manner) and gets accolades for simply posting images of them blowing snot and if a brown queer fat person did that well everyone would be like damn, gross and move on—not send accolades of presenting fat femininity as nuanced and inclusive of the “ugly.” Maybe my frustration stems in reclaiming ugly only works if you are presumed as anything but—just by being white. Hard to reclaim ugly as a brown queer fat person when you are invisible to start with and ugly by default.
A rant and an unpopular opinion but I don’t care.
noticed it’s lots of DFAB people too
I can think of like five Tumblrs like this right off the bat
This is such a big flaw in the body positive movement, because it can be THAT much more difficult to be body positive when you are a POC. And the majority of the pictures I see about the body positive movement are of white DFAB (usually cis) people.