“ Our bodies as fat women are public bodies, commentated bodies, dehumanised bodies too. We’re not assumed to have the power to articulate our bodies for ourselves, but we are presumed available for others to describe, define and constrict.
“ I fight fat-phobia because it’s ugly and mean and I need to save myself from it. I do what I do because I’m really afraid – because I believe that the costs of not challenging this system are too painful for me to bear. My whole world shifted once I understood that. The war that was originally waged against my self – the fat on my body – was more appropriately waged against oppressive attitudes about fat.