One 6-Piece From Sanity: How Weight Is Weaponized Against Black Women

person someway will drive the conversation in one direction or another? Do you really think telling someone, “Girl, you filled out there, haven’t you?” is NOT going to be something that is internalized?


In a society that wants credit for its “first plus-size” campaign in 2020, it is clear we have a long way to go where the varied shapes of women aren’t viral fodder. Don’t get me wrong I love seeing our thick sisters slaying and being comfortable in their own skin, but the truth is this STILL is not the typical thought process for what is considered normal, and we all know it.

Even with this knowledge, we use weight like it’s a prop from Law and Order. We are so conditioned that even when I expressed to a loved one how this type of interaction made me feel, I was made to seem overly sensitive. However, the words lingered and instead of appreciating the covenant relationship that Black people share with chicken, I drowned my emotions and lack of self-worth in an order from Harold’s that I didn’t necessarily need at the time. So much for speaking life into others.


We can Google the statistics on obesity with our eyes closed. We know the ailments it triggers, we know the cost of an

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