It’s Totally Normal To Identify As A Healthy Lifestyle Blogger/I’m A Carrot-Chaser Too, Karen!
People literally introduce themselves with their diets in their profiles.
I’m over here, dieting and exercising chasing that carrot
And for whatever reason
I’m not allowed to identify as a healthy lifestyler
Because I’m not thin–
No matter what you do, no matter what you cook
No matter what you say and no matter how hard you sweat
You are not thin and you are guilty until proven thin enough.
Why is it again I’m not allowed
To identify as fat…?
Is it because I might not be fat
In the future, even though I will
Always have this perspective, always have these memories…?
What about being transient means
You have to shun where you came from, same problem in
The trans community.
Why do I identify as fat?
Why is this a
“Fat, trans podcast and blog”?
Because of perception, because of ya’ll
Because I want someone who knows these feels
To see somebody else out there, even if I come across
As a fucking miserable bastard.
At least I was honest, and at least
I don’t identify
As a fucking fake, a liar,
At least I’ve finally come out
As all the things I’ve been shamed for–
Isn’t that what coming out
Is all about? Overcoming
Perception of sin, perception of wrongness–
Aren’t we queer because of the ways in which
We don’t belong…?
Who can argue that fat doesn’t make your life
Non-compliant in the eyes of absolutely
Everyone, forever, regardless of what happens.
I’m a carrot-chaser too, Karen!
I just don’t have a body
You would ever want to identify with, or spend time near.