It’s not easy to own up to making mistakes in activism – but we’ve all been there.
Here’s Angelina L.B. (aka albinwonderland) being honest about where she went wrong when she made a video five years ago to deny the existence of thin privilege.
We hear many of the same arguments she made then today, so there’s no doubt that what she used to believe will make sense to some of you.
So what brings her to revisit this topic now, with a completely different point of view on fatphobia and the harm of denying thin privilege? Does she still feel like being told to “eat a cheeseburger” as a thin woman has the same impact as fat shaming? And what about “health concerns” for fat people?
Find out what’s changed. And if you doubt the existence of thin privilege, you might find yourself with a new perspective, too.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Before You Dismiss the Concept of Thin Privilege, First Ask Yourself These 4 Questions
- 4 Things We’re Not Saying When We Say ‘Thin Privilege’
Angelina, or ALB, is an illustrator and blogger. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and lives with chronic illness. She occasionally models, acts in plays, and obsesses over comic book characters and Sailor Moon. Her interests also include human anatomy, makeup, cartoons, and fashion, particularly Lolita and vintage fashion. Find her on Twitter @Albinwonderland.