April 16, 2020
Note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, I started out writing an admiration piece about Lizzo. During this time, the novel coronavirus arrived in the US and spurred many discussions about how individuals living in “fat” and large bodies as a pre-existing condition are being treated in this crisis. Thus, with those discussion in the...
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“Lo siento, pero su hija no puede practicar ballet porque tiene el pie plano.”   “I’m sorry, but your daughter cannot practice ballet because she has flat feet.”  The teacher and all of her ballet students in the class were white. Yamay “La Fina” Mejías Hernández and her mother were the only Black people in the...
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