The Nicest Farmer on the Forum
Elizabeth looks seriously into the camera: I think it's time to talk about eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and fat phobia.
She looks like the lovechild of Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy.
"Before we get into this topic, a little bit about my history before we get started, so you know who's talking at you."
She says she was a competitive dancer for most of her childhood, raised in strict Christian household, and diagnosed with an eating disorder and complex PTSD. Also, her name is Eli. I'm surprised looking at previous childhood pictures she was any kind of athlete. There are certainly much heavier dancers than ballet dancers, but there's no real evidence for this.
She's been recovered for three years after ten years of eating disordered behavior. She's been writing this script for four months. Buckle in for a lot of grammatical errors, jump cuts, and script reading.
She's been involved in body acceptance in a campus group and watched a lot of Tik Tok, so she's qualified, ladies. Sit down. The purpose of this video isn't to convince you fat phobia is real. The purpose is to help people who are already in the social justice community to integrate recovery into their work. She knows this is very sensitive stuff, so she's going to do a lot of looking down.
The first concept is: Don't be defensive, but EDs are created and sustained by fat phobia. Doctors are wrong and stupid, y'all. It's not your brain. It's society. You're not intentionally fat phobic, but you are a moral failure. (As a sidenote and a Christian, this sounds verbatim like bad preaching where you demonize people as sinners and make them feel terrible and alienated for being sinners, but tell them it's their fault for enjoying any part of the world that isn't specifically related to that branch of Christianity. If you enjoy anything in mainstream society, you're a sinner and need to repent, but Eli totally wants to help you!)
Addressing your fat phobia (sin) within you and the fat phobia in the world (the sinful nature of the world) is something you must vigilantly patrol. If you're not fat, you have to work to unlearn your unconscious bias against fat people and work to build a more accessible world for deathfats, shitlords. Stop focusing on the ED that's killing you, you selfish monster.
Thin people can't have internalized fat phobia. You can read a link below to be less stupid. Your unaddressed fat phobia (your eating disorder) hurts fat people. Because you are demonizing fat people by being mentally ill.
Because Eli is fat no one will listen to her and she knows this. She's been featured in "fatsperation." I think this is actually called reverse thinspo, and she's been featured hundreds of times. Does anyone has evidence of this?
If you are not okay with becoming morbidly obese, you are in a "recovered restriction cycle." Honestly, this sounds like the more radical anabaptist preachers I've known. This is orthorexia and just as disordered. She recognizes eating disorders are extremely deadly but also says fat phobia is deadly. Ignores eating disorders are deadly, just breezes past it.
She's just outright staring down and reading off her terrible script at this point.
She developed her eating disorder during gay conversion, allegedly, which I believe she said was in her late adolescence in relation to her cissexism and heterosexism.
We also have to take into account how your eating disorder/fat phobia is harmful to black, brown, and poor folx. It's important to her, guys. Why aren't they being centered in non-clinical recovery spaces and why aren't white creators addressing this? Why are you leaving all the work to her? Unfollow white thin cis influencers to make room for fat black crippled dykes. Just do it. Trust me.
The way you speak about your body publicly has impacts beyond you. Fat is not a feeling. It's someone else's identity. ;_; Even if these are your honest feelings, you could hurt someone else by expressing them. You should be working at dismantaling the "hierarchy of body size" rather than recovery of a deadly mental illness.
Read the links, shitlords, and thanks for listening, you awful people! :-)