Today is Love Your Body Day and is this is our favorite body positive post of the year, re-posted in celebration.
Rachel Wiley delivers a provocative poem about her experience as a “fat girl” loved by a skinny boy. My favorite part:
My college theater professor once told me
that despite my talent,
I would never be cast as a romantic lead.
We put on shows that involve flying children and singing animals
but apparently no one
has enough willing suspension of disbelief
to buy anyone loving a fat girl.
Watch the whole thing (transcript here):
If you liked, we also recommend Kara Kamos’ confession that she’s ugly, but can’t think of a good reason to care. Hat tip to Polly’s Pocket.Lisa Wade, PhD is a professor at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture, and a textbook about gender. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.