I think this photo of Queen T'hisha from Women En Large is a beautiful way to start 2011.
Being fat only marginally impacted my life until I went to college and interacted with the white majority. As I tried to assimilate, my naïveté continued to turn the survival Rubik’s Cube over and over. Racism and sexism as practiced in America included body hostilities. I didn't grow up with the belief that fat women were to be despised. The women in my family were fat, smart, sexy, employed, wanted, married, and the rulers of their households.
I had plenty of romantic relationships with people raised outside this society, or who didn’t adhere to its sexist standards of beauty. They affirmed my sanity and gave me a worldly perspective, not one limited by white racist misogynist American culture. I'm tall, African-Nature, fat, smart, and deserve all the things I want.
Best for the New Year.
Please note the image of the labradorite pendant in the previous post (which mysteriously disappeared) is now back up- check it out.