Day 31 of #jan14yogachallenge- #urdhvadhanurasana
Y’all, have you read the response @plussizeprincess wrote to the #xojane article titled “It Happened To Me- There Are No Black People In My Yoga Classes and I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It”? If not, you SHOULD- www.plussizeprincess.com
When I first read Jen Caron’s now kind of infamous article I was too busy rolling my eyes to really process my emotions. To be fair, is it really surprising that someone living in a society which still exoticizes size and race would write an article like this? Honestly, I’m glad Jen’s article was published- we need to put size discrimination under a magnifying glass and that will never happen if we stay in insulated politically correct communities and don’t discuss people’s ACTUAL opinions. Size phobia is absolutely rampant in our society, but we can’t encourage dialogue and change without true honesty. That being said, I thought CeCe Olisa’s response was very thoughtful, and it’s so encouraging to know there are other #woc who don’t want to put up with this shit anymore.