There is a body positivity movement on the internet (not so much the real world). Basically, you are unhappy with your body, and instead of changing or getting healthy, you attack other people who don’t have issues with theirs and try and find a reason to put the word “-phobic” after a noun to make you feel better about yourself. Confused? Good.
Of course, liberals being liberals, the rules have to be rewritten for you and you specifically.
Which bring us to this, the transgender body positivity movement…
Which, yikes, after being told “Never change! You’re perfect just the way you are!” by some well-meaning Instagram photos, it makes me feel like I’m doing this whole “body positive” thing wrong — even though hormone therapy and top surgery are necessary for my psychological well-being.
The reality is that it’s dangerous for me not to change my body. Like many trans people, dysphoria can really wear you down, and it can be unhealthy to allow something so distressing to continue without an intervention.
And I’m calling on you, body positive advocates, to not just make space for trans people, but to include us, too.
We need your hashtags, your affirmations, your shameless stretch mark pictures, your inspirational quotes, your fatkinis and your crop tops and all of the validation that comes with it.
So when you say “all bodies,” what do you really mean?
So? What do YOU really mean?
Because holy crap dude (or dudette, sorry), this train fell off the logic rails a long time ago.