I had to share this because I to know what it’s like to be Trolled, but also because there is so much truth to this article, waking up fat and not hating yourself is an act of rebellion well sign me up as a rebel!
I discussed before my love for Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”. One of the stanzas has come back to me recently as I’ve been dealing with some trolling.
Something that I’ve found in my experience with trolls is that people who revel in their bigotry will stoop to any level to keep the people they are oppressing down. I’ve dealt with this in many ways but most recently I’ve seen it around a piece I wrote about doing a 5k with my dance team. As usual, many of my haters experienced a failure of reading comprehension.
The piece was about being an athlete, doing an athletic endeavor unathletically. Specifically I wrote “I struggled with not being “good” at the 5k. I benefit from a tremendous amount of athletic privilege, and the athletic things that I do are typically things at which I am naturally talented and have put many…
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