I received a disconcerting tumblr message about obesity (check out my response in my tumblr feed- link to my blog is in my IG header) but I’ve received a tidal wave of messages assuring me that most people don’t understand why anyone would label me obese.

Um, I hate to break it to you guys but….I’m #obese. It’s cool. I’m not ashamed of it. The same way I’m not ashamed of being black or queer or in my late twenties- I’m not ashamed because it’s a fact about my physical existence, not a judgement call about my personality.

We’ve got to stop equating ‘obese’ with ‘stupid’ or ‘lazy’. Obesity shaming is a toxic cycle and I refuse to be part of it. My forever hope is that you guys will follow my lead. #aimtrue