Diet culture and fat hatred are ways to get us to internalize a sense that fascism, policing and white supremacy are normal, acceptable. Fat liberation helps us reject diet culture, which is one way we can embody loving ourselves as we are. But fat liberation at its best is about dismantling the systems that oppress people, the systems of policing, white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism, so ideologies like fascism can’t take root. As Da’Shaun Harrison reminded us at the 2020 Midwest-Southern Fat Organizing Convening, “no form of self-love changes the structural violence that we experience. “ Keep loving. Keep fighting.
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