How Whiteness Killed the Body Positive Movement

Body positivity changed my world. Why didn’t I do more to make sure it changed things for Black women, too?

Kelsey Miller
Elemental

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It was March 2017, and I was sitting on stage at SXSW, arguing with a men’s rights activist. I’d been invited to host a panel called “My Body Is NSFW,” about the issue of censorship and erasure of fat…

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Kelsey Miller
Elemental

New York-based freelance writer and author of Big Girl & I’ll Be There For You. Bylines: Glamour, Vulture, Refinery29, Cup of Jo, Vox and more. kelseymiller.com