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I'm not going to apologize for my size.

“oh my gosh, you look like you have eaten the whole of America”

That is one of the most common observations about my weight made by most of the older people I’ve seen since my return to my home town, Lagos, Nigeria,  from school at Iowa State University  (go cyclones) 425 more words

The Skinny Shaming Myth

A while ago now, I made a post on tumblr that has since generated a lot of attention on tumblr. It’s sparked a lot of debate, particuarly due to it being reblogged by blogs like thin-fightingback and skinnyshamingexists – I’ve been getting notes on this post everyday for a little while now and some of the responses were really bugging me – hence why I felt the need to write about it properly. 1,475 more words

Feminism

Why "Body Positivity" Pisses Me Off

Alright, so let’s just put it all out on the table. I’m 5’6, and I weigh just about 135 pounds. I wear a size 6 pant, and I am a double d. 563 more words

Fashion

Problem Areas

It’s summertime, ladies.
When the living is uneasy,
For those of us with,
Problem Areas.
Those imperfect parts of us,
Endlessly discussed,
How they offend and they disgust, 94 more words

Poetry

Problem Areas

It’s summertime, ladies.
When the living is uneasy,
For those of us with,
Problem Areas.
Those imperfect parts of us,
Endlessly discussed,
How they offend and they disgust, 94 more words

Poetry

Tepid Thoughts

As I walked out of my apartment in dejection, I had many thoughts swirling. One thought prominent after another. Too many to make out and too little care to sort through them one by one. 295 more words

Blog

Ugh, Body-Shaming

First off, did you notice I said body instead of fat-shaming or skinny-bashing?

Now that the media has shed light on the hardships that heavier people face, they’ve neglected and even turned on the other part of the population. 444 more words