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I’m Liberating Myself From Diet Culture and Loving My Black Body

I feel like I have waited my entire life to say this. “I love my body.” Now I just must believe it. I am a victim of diet culture.

I was raised by my parents to believe that I must make my body something it would never be: thin, white, fit and compliant. Society told this Black girl that she would never be good enough.

The images in media showed the ideal and never considered the large brown bodies that naturally exist in society and how they are also beautiful and the norm. It Is for My Own Good, So They Said When society failed at shaming us larger-bodied people into smaller bodies through the media, they decided to make it about our health.

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