So good reading recommendations here! Inspiration porn is another common problem with representations of disability. It’s what happens when you take a story about what a disabled person is doing and hold it up as “inspirational,” mainly because they’re disabled and had to overcome obstacles i... "It gave me a feeling of being beautiful and it still continues," Ernst told Revelist. "I learned to love myself and my body the way it is. Every body is beautiful, we just have to see it." If you haven't heard this poem by Shane Koyczan, I recommend you give it a listen. It has so much meaning and gets me thinking everytime. As someone who has flown while fat (almost always an unpleasant experience) this really resonated. When I meet people whose first response to me is about my fat body, I learn something important about that person. Whether their opening salvo is "Fat bitch" or "I’m concerned about your health" or "Have you tried this diet?" or "I think you’re beautiful,... As a fat woman, I know all about naysayers. I only have to walk around in my large, roll-covered body to get the message loud and clear that my body size is not okay. Loved this photo and wanted to share.