Black Body Positive

In “The Black History of the Body Positive Movement,” Briana Dominici argues that we can’t talk about the body positive movement without “remembering the history of fatphobia and how its roots are centered around Black people, and more specifically, Black women and femmes.” 

  • Why is it important that we remember the role Black women played in the body positivity movement?
  • How is white-washing body positivity similar to other aspects of feminism in the US?
  • What do you think about calling fat women/femme celebrities, particularly fat Black women/femme celebrities (Lizzo, Gabourey Sidibe, or Queen Latifa) brave?
  • Why is body positivity a feminist issue?

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