Let’s play a game of truth or dare. I dare you to name another plus size actor, singer, model, or rapper besides Lizzo in 5 seconds. You need more time? Okay I’ll give you 5 more seconds. Still having difficulty finding an answer right? And that’s because there’s RARELY any plus size individuals in the spotlight. Ironically for plus size people, stages aren’t being built big enough for us to stand on.
I’m just too young to be so old.
I initially wanted to title this blog post “I Feel Old” but figured it was way too fluffy and generic sounding. I remembered this conversation I had with one of my “friends” (I put friends in quotation marks because were only virtual friends at the moment) (also fuck you covid 19, this is YOUR FAULT)
on Discord, where we discussed how we both felt old although we’re only 19, and me being the jokester I am, responded with “we’re both externally 19, and internally 91”. And the title of this post quickly emerged! Continue reading “Externally 19, Internally 91”
Growing up I’ve always been a fat girl, my weight was and still is the center of most family discussions. My young life has also been plagued by Adultification bias. Due to physical characteristics that African Americans share; a narrative has been created that depicts black children as looking and acting older than their actual ages. This is Adultification bias.