In her caption she talked about how she had always worn baggy clothes to hide the outlines of her shape, but how in later life she’d decided to stop trying to hide the fact that she was fat. She just wanted to walk around in public without being subject to ridicule or negative comments about the appearance of her body.
This woman did not celebrate the fact that she looked to be morbidly obese, or say something trite about being healthy at any weight.
She did not talk about her physical beauty or use euphemistic terms like ‘curves’.
All she said was, I’m fat and I want to inhabit public space like any member of society without copping abuse. I’m fat and I’m a person. No excuses. This is who I am. And I deserve to be a thing.