I am a mid-twenties avid intersectional feminist, advocate, fighter, counselor, and friend. I will be graduating from Bucknell University in May with degrees in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies. I work with survivors of sexual assault and other trauma, and I fix computers for a living.
I often blog about what it is like to live at the intersections of a few different mental illnesses, queerness, and sexuality, along with posts about sexism, racism, rape culture, and LGBT rights. There is a trigger warning for these on my entire blog. You will see posts about depression, eating disorders, PTSD, panic disorder, and fat activism. This has been my safe space for four years now, and I reserve the right to ask you to leave it if necessary.
Because I have been informed infinite times before that “Real” women have curves, or that “Real” women are thin.
Fact is, no woman is imaginary! Shocker, I know. We’re all real women, as real as can be, and equal in every way.
Real women are skinny, fat, thin, curvy, shapely, gangly, muscular, short, tall, big, small, voluptuous, big-boned, scrawny, and everything beyond or in between. Tattoos, or cosmetic surgery? Still real. Has a penis, but identifies as a woman? Real too.
This is what the positive body image movement is about. You do not need to dehumanize one body type just to respect your own.
And I’m not excluding men from this. I hope to draw a male version too.