“…the truth is, what makes most fat people uncomfortable in our bodies is being taught that we ought to be uncomfortable in fat bodies, because fat bodies are bad and everyone should be, and should want to be, thin.”
Starting my first year of grad school in a new city thousands of miles from home. Promised myself that I will not sacrifice my body to the white academy. I will honor my inherited stories while engaging in different/new modes of thinking. I will not forget practices in gratitude and self-care because fat brown femmes need to survive and thrive in academia.