New! The Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast, Episode 247, Special Scorings. Featuring: @DHSDarcy, @dhsholly, Robert Carter, and Robin Christopherson.
This episode primarily deals with Mastodon. Hopefully we didn't get too much wrong, but if we did, please let me know.
So I’m going to be extremely open and transparent on here because I know that I’m not the only person who’s ever faced this. So I’m a plus sized woman and have faced many moments of people feeling that their being “Helpful.” And thinking their doing the right thing, but their comments are hurtful. When you walk up to someone and they say things like, “Before you go on your trip I wish you would have lost fifty pounds,.” Or, “Do you even think about losing weight?” Or things like that. Then they give you the long list of things that can happen to you if you don’t loose weight, I don’t know about anyone else, but that stresses me out more, and it makes me want to eat. I’ve done the working out thing, and eventually I lose faith because i feel like I’m doing it all alone. And if people are just so concerned about people and how big they are, they should do activities with them, find things that the person can do with that person instead of saying the same damn thing over and over, because words hurt, and the help that people are thinking their giving, just hurts. I don’t talk about my weight with people because they’ve made me feel huge and ugly. It’s not fair, and I think it’s a topic we should be discussing, bringing aware to the fact that some of us that are big, there’s a major emotional meaning behind it all. To all my fluffy people, know that you’re beautiful no matter your size, and someone loves you.
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