Pyft (pretty young fat thing) Ashleigh Shackelford took her dating tea to Buzzfeed and wrote an in depth account describing her love life experiences while living out loud in her Black, queer, and fat fabness. Click read more for the deets.
"To be honest dating while fat, Black, Queer, a hood feminist, and a radical activist means either compromising parts of myself, or suffering through easing partners into gradually respecting all of my humanity. Living in a culture that defines my body as unhealthy, a problem, ugly, unhygienic, and unworthy of Love makes it that much harder to find a potential partner to value all of me."
From the opening paragraph, Ashleigh thoroughly narrates the complexities that come with the dating in a culture that defines her being as unhealthy and undeserving of love. You know it's hard out here for a pimp.
Read the entire article here where Ashleigh asked potential beau's five questions:
Have you ever dated someone who's fat? Are you afraid of what people will think? Do you understand the difference between empowerment and fatphobia? Have you ever had fat sex? Are you prepared to challenge fatphobic expectations of relationships?
Share if your experiences and thoughts mirror those Ashleigh reveals.
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